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FORTRESS MONROE, VA., October 16, 1864-3 a. m.

(Received 7.10 a. m.)

Major THOMAS T. ECKERT,

Washington, D. C.:

Have just arrived. Find dispatches, one from General Thomas, two from Stevenson, one from Augur. Shall proceed immediately to City Point.

E. M STANTON,

Secretary of War.

CITY POINT, VA., October 17, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

The Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury, with a number of other gentlemen, will leave here for your headquarters at 9.30 a. m. this morning.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC OFFICE OF THE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

October 17, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Deserter from Forty-fourth North Carolina, MacRae's Brigade, of Heth's division, came into the lines of the Ninth Army Corps last evening. Reports no change in the enemy's position on their right. He brings a repetition of the rumor that all or part of facts to substantiate it.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers C. BABCOCK.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 17, 1864.

Major FISHER:

Carothers reports all quiet; no change. Jordan reports a camp of about two regiments infantry southwest of city disappeared last night. Working on new fort last night, but not this a. m.

THICKSTUN.

CHURCH ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

October 17, 1864-4.30 p. m.

Captain PAINE:

About 200 men were drilling during the a. m. near the fort n Boydton plank road; 2 p. m. a train of five wagons moved westward on Boydton plank road; otherwise no movements have been visible from this station.

J. L. PRAY,

Sergeant.