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unchanged, and posted as follows, from right to left: Cooke, Davis, Archer, MacRae, Cooke's brigade (on extreme right of all infantry) is posted by regiments at intervals; the rest are in line of works. Deserter from McGowan reports no changes in Wilcox's division, which is posted from right to left as follows: McGowan, Lane, Scales. Deserters from Twenty-third South Carolina and Sixtieth Alabama, Johnson's division, report no changes in his position; is posted from right to left as follows: Evans, Wise, Gracie, Ransom. No movement of troops has been noticed by informants. Those from Heth's division would have been likely to notice any movement of Mahone toward Stony Creek. They report all quiet.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers C. BABCOCK.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 6, 1864.

Lieutenant W. S. STRYKER,

Adjutant:

All quiet this a.m.

JORDAN.

Owing to fog, no observations can be made this a.m.

HOLMAN.

All quiet and no changes observed.

CAROTHERS,

Small parties at work to right and left of Crater. No change in position. All quiet.

JANSEN.

Respectfully forwarded.

J. C. PAINE,

Captain.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

December 6, 1864

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the following reports:

FRIEND'S HOUSE, December 6, 1864.

A camp of six large tents to west of city has disappeared.

PLANK ROAD STATION, December 6, 1864.

Enemy improving works at several points in our front, and, as usual, at lead-works.

The following messages were intercepted from the enemy's signal station:

STEUART'S FRONT-11.30 a.m.

Colonel B:

All quiet. One regiment of infantry just passed open space going to the front in Prince George. Some picket-firing this a.m. Enemy's pickets keep close, but I think they are whites..

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)