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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 5, 1864.

Major General B. F. BUTLER:

My standard for brigadier-general is high. I would recommend from what I have seen of them Colonel J. H. Potter, Twelfth New Hampshire Volunteers; Colonel J. Jourdan, One hundred and fifty-eighth New York Volunteers. But the following are highly spoken of, too: Colonel Guy V. Henry, Fortieth Massachusetts volunteers; Colonel A. F. Stevens, Thirteenth New Hampshire, and Colonel Duncan, of the colored troops.

G. WEITZEL,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 5, 1864-10.55 p. m.

Major General B. F. BUTLER:

General Paine reports that the pickets on his left state the enemy to be crossing from he other side of the river. I have just sent a staff officer to examine into the matter.

G. WEITZEL,

Brevet Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 335.

Washington, D. C., October 6, 1864.

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62. Major Septimus Carncross, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, will report in person without delay to the commanding general Army of the Potomac for assignment to duty.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, October 6, 1864.

(Received 10.20 a. m.)

Major-General MEADE:

General Grant has just started for Washington.

By order:

E. S. PARKER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Military Secretary.

(Same to Major-General Butler.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, OFFICE OF THE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL, October 6, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Three deserters from the Forty-eighth North Carolina, Cooke's brigade, Heth's division, came into the lines of the Ninth Army Corps last evening about 10 o'clock. They locate Cooke's brigade some-