There has passed rear of Battery 5, going toward enemy's left, four trains of cars, twenty wagons, and four ambulances; rear of same battery going toward City Point one train of nineteen box-cars, one engine, and fourteen wagons.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
B. F. FISHER,
Major and Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac.
HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,
December 5, 1864-10.50 a.m.
Lieutenant W. S. STRYKER,
No change in our immediate front. Fog prevents making observations north of the Appomattox River. All quiet.
The enemy are running a new line of chevaux-de-frise along the front of their works on this bank of the river. All quiet.
Owing to fog no observations can be made this a.m.
J. C. PAINE,
Captain and Signal Officer.
HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES
City Point, Va., December 5, 1864.
I. The four companies of the One hundred and eighty-fourth Regiment New York Volunteers, now in the First Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Army Corps, are hereby transferred from the Sixth Corps to the Army of the James, and will proceed to Harrison's Landing and join the six companies of the regiment on duty there. The quartermaster's department will furnish necessary transportation.
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By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:
T. S. BOWERS,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
December 5, 1864
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13. Corps and other independent commanders will at once cause all their burial grounds to be securely fenced in. Each division and independent command should have a separate lot for the interment of its dead, and all isolated bodies of deceased soldiers will be disinterred