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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

Numbers 141.

City Point, Va., December 2, 1864.

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II. Colonel George H. Sharpe, One hundred and twentieth Regiment New York Volunteers, is announced as assistant provost-marshal-general, Armies operating against Richmond, and will report to Brigadier General M. R. Patrick, provost-marshal-general, for duty.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 2, 1864 - 8 a. m.

CORPS COMMANDERS:

General Gregg reports that yesterday he captured and destroyed Stony Creek Station, taking 190 prisoners and 2 pieces of artillery - the latter, as they could not be brought away, were spiked and otherwise injured - 8 wagons, 30 mules; burned 3,000 sacks of corn, 500 bales of hay, a train of cars, and large quantities of bacon, ammunition, clothing, and other Government stores.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 2, 1864. (Received 10.55 a. m.)

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

Nothing unusual transpired on my front during the last twenty-four hours. The pickets of the Third Brigade, Third Division, that were left in front of the intrenchments on the right, on the evening of the 29th ultimo, joined their brigade yesterday. Casualties in the command yesterday, one enlisted man wounded.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 2, 1864. (Received 11.51 a. m.)

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: The rear picket-line of the Second Corps was established yesterday, so as to pass by the Claypole house, cross the Vaughan road near McDowell's (Mrs. Davis' on some maps); thence past Colonel Wyatt's to the Weldon railroad. That part of the line from McDowell's to the railroad will be withdrawn a little to-day and modified in other respects.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General of Volunteers.