War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0776 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 2, 1864 - 11.30 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The provost-marshal reports 170 prisoners as received from General Gregg, including seven commissioned officers, among them Major Fitzhugh, of Hampton's staff, in charge of construction party engaged in building branch railroad. This number of prisoners is twenty less than Gregg reported last night, though it is not certain all have yet come in, as I have no report this morning from General Gregg. I propose visiting your headquarters during the course of the day unless you are going to be absent.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., December 2, 1864 - 11.30 a. m.

Major-General MEADE:

I shall be at headquarters all day. Admiral Porter will be here also.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 2, 1864 - 5.30 p. m.

Major-General MEADE,

City Point:

The chief signal officer has sent in the following dispatch: "Perfect quiet prevails along our lines."

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

December 2, 1864.

Major General G. G. MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: One hundred and sixty-three privates and seven commissioned officers, prisoners of war, have been forwarded from the Cavalry Corps this a. m., taken in late raid to Stony Creek. They represent every regiment in W. H. F. Lee's division (Chambliss', Dearing's, and Barringer's brigades), also every regiment of Dunovant's brigade, and the Jeff. Davis, Phillips, and Cobb's Legions of Young's brigade, Buttler's division. Major Norman R. Fitzhugh, of General Hampton's staff, was among the captured. He was in charge of the construction party working on the new railroad. No information indicating any movement of troops south, either cavalry or infantry.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers C. BABCOCK.