War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0518 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

November 5, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The several stations report all quiet. A camp of considerable size has seen for the first time this morning. A train of thirty-two wagons passed toward Petersburg upon the Boydton plank road this p. m.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief of Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac.

SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT. ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 384. Washington, November 5, 1864.

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29. Leave of absence until April 1, 1865, is hereby granted Brigadier General Francis C. Barlow, U. S. Volunteers, on account of ill-health, with permission to visit Europe.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

Numbers 120. City Point, Va., November 5, 1864.

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II. Lieutenant Colonel George W. Bradley, chief quartermaster Tenth Army Corps, is hereby relieved from duty as such, and will report in person without delay to Brigadier General Rufus Ingalls, chief quartermaster armies operating against Richmond, for assignment as depot quartermaster at City Point.

III. Captain H. B. Blood, assistant quartermaster volunteers, is relieved from duty at City Point, and assigned as chief quartermaster of the Tenth Army Corps, Army of the James.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 5, 1864.

Brigadier-General BENHAM:

The major-general commanding directs that leaving the artillery and small garrisons in the inclosed works of the line covering City Point you place your force upon the construction of the redoubts of the line from Prince George Court-House to Old Court-House. If you have not sufficient force to work upon all these at once, begin at the right of the