War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0544 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 41. November 7, 1864.

I. The eighth New York Heavy Artillery, One hundred and sixty-fourth New York Volunteers, and Thirty-sixth Wisconsin Volunteers, having been reported to the major-general commanding as having behaved with distinguished bravery during the engagement of October 27, 1864, on Hatcher's Run, he takes pleasure in restoring to those gallant regiments the right to carry colors, of which they were deprived by his General Orders, Numbers 37, of September 23, 1864.

II. It having been reported to the major-general commanding that the colors of the following mentioned regiments, recently lost in battle, were lost under circumstances that reflect no dishonor upon those regiments, they are hereby permitted to carry other colors, viz Ninth New Hampshire Volunteers, Fifty-eight Massachusetts Volunteers, Fifty-first New York Volunteers Forty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, One hundred and fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 301. November 7, 1864.

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6. Bvt. Brigadier General James Gwyn, U. S. Volunteers, having reported to the commanding general in compliance with orders from headquarters Armies of the United States, will report to the major-general commanding the Fifth Army Corps for further instructions.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 7, 1864-9 a. m.

General S. WILLIAMS:

There is nothing new to report this morning. An intelligent deserter from Ransom's brigade estimates the enemy's entire loss, night before last, at about 200 men. His regiment, Thirty-fifth North Carolina, has received 100 new men within the last fortnight.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 7, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

Lieutenant-General Anderson requests a flag of truce for one hour to bury the dead and remove the wounded near the Crater. I don't think it can be arranged before dark to-night, as it is now 4.30.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.