War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0008 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 1, 1864-11.45 a. m.

Colonel BATCHELDER,

Chief Quartermaster:

No cars have arrived yet to take Mott's troops. Call on the quartermaster at City Point again to send them forward as fast as they can be got ready. This delay is unpardonable.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

Telegraph to General Parke's headquarters and advise him what is done.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 1, 1864. (Received 12 m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Three trains of cars are now at Hancock's Station and near General Mott's headquarters; others are to follow. I have sent Colonel Peirce to superintend the loading and bringing of them forward.

R. N. BATCHELDER,

Colonel and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, OFFICE OF CHIEF QUARTERMASTER, October 1, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Headquarters Fifth Army Corps:

There are forty-seven cars in the three trains; another of twelve is to follow. Colonel Peirce reports that the troops are being sent forward with all possible dispatch.

R. N. BATCHELDER,

Colonel and Chief Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 1, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Colonel Peirce reports that the last of the troops left Hancock's Station at 3 p. m.

R. N. BATCHELDER,

Colonel and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 1, 1864.

General MEADE:

Deserter from Sixtieth Alabama, Gracie's brigade, Johnson's division, came in this morning; states that Johnson's and Mahone's divisions are all the troops now holding the lines from the Appomattox to near