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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, November 18, 1864-4.30 p. m.

General J. G. PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general directs that your order two regiments of colored troops to report forthwith to Brigadier-General Graham, at Point of Rocks. General Butler will send you two regiments of white troops to replace them on their reporting to General Graham. It has [been] decided to transfer the colored troops of the Ninth Corps to General Butler's command, and order to that effect will soon be issued. Please acknowledge.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, November 18, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Dispatch in reference to colored regiments received. Is it desired that these two regiments start at once or to-morrow morning?

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, November 18, 1864. (Sent 5 p. m.)

General J. G. PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

It is desired that the two regiments of colored troops start without delay, to report to General Graham.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, November 18, 1864.

Brigadier-General FERRERO,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: In pursuance of telegraphic instructions from headquarters Army of the Potomac, the major-general commanding directs that you send two regiments from your command to report without delay to General Graham.

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

JNumbers C. YOUNGMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, November 18, 1864.

Captain E. A. FOBES,

Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Second Division:

CAPTAIN: The commanding general directs that you keep the entire command constantly supplied with four day's rations, these four days' rations to be issued and in possession of the men. You will also keep