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and forty-sixth New York Volunteers Ayres' division. This assignment just fills up two old regiments. The men are old acquaintances, and the arrangement is a harmonious one and in consonance with the wishes of Generals Ayres and Griffin. A copy of the order of assignment is on its way to your headquarters for the approval of the major-general commanding.

Respectfully,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 6, 1864-7 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

You can have eight days' leave to-morrow, to be extended by telegraph if possible.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 248.

October 6, 1864.

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III. The detachment of the Forty-fourth Regiment New York Volunteers, now serving with the First Division, is transferred to the Second Division and will be consolidated with the One hundred and fortieth and One hundred and forty-sixth New York Volunteers, under the direction of Brigadier-General Ayres.

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By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

October 6, 1864-9 a. m.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

I have the honor to report quiet on my lines during the las twenty-four hours. Three deserters belonging to the Forty-eighth North Carolina (Cooke's brigade), of Heth's division, came in last night. They will be forwarded this morning.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

October 6, 1864-10 a. m. (Received 10.30 a. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Three deserters were brought in this morning; belong to Forty-eighth North Carolina, Lieutenant-Colonel Hill commanding, Cooke's brigade. They say that the following brigades were in our front, and in the following order from their right to left: Archer, Walker, MacRae, Davis, Cooke, Lane, and Scales.

JNumbers C. PARKE,

Major-General.