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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 4, 1864. (Sent 3.40 p. m.)

Brigadier General J. A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff, Headquarters Lieutenant-General Grant:

I shall direct that the troops of the Sixth Corps, as fast as they arrive, relieve the troops of the Fifth Corps in the position now held by the latter, and that the Fifth Corps, on being relieved, concentrate in some suitable position between the Halifax road and the Jerusalem plank road.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

CHURCH ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

December 4, 1864.

Captain DAVIS:

During last night the enemy placed two pieces of artillery in position in their works near Boisseau property; one, a brass piece, apparently a 12-pounder howitzer; the other, an iron gun, visible on their works 30 degrees north of west from this station. It is about the same caliber as the others mentioned. No other change noticed in the enemy's line.

VAN. B. SLEEPER,

Sergeant, Signal Corps

DECEMBER 4, 1864 - 4.45 p. m.

Lieutenant W. S. STRYKER,

Adjutant Signal Corps, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

All quiet.

NICHOLLS.

Been very quiet all day. Nothing new. All quiet.

JANSEN.

All quiet.

CAROTHERS.

All quiet this p. m. The following has been intercepted:

"STEUART'S FRONT - 10 a. m.

"Colonel B.:

"All quiet this a. m. in enemy's camp. Sharpshooting and cannonading was continued till dark yesterday. The picket-firing on our front last night.

"R.,

"Sergeant, at C.

("Same to A. B.")

"DUNN'S - 11 a. m.

"Colonel B.:

"All quiet. Two steamers of Strahan's lower landing.

"R.,

"Sergeant, at C.

("Same to A. B.")

"11.15 A. M.

"Colonel B.:

"A party of men just observed loading the lumber that was unloaded yesterday at Strahan's lower landing.

"R.

("Same to A. B.")