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Divisions of the corps. General Potter will direct the officer to be left in command of his front to report to you. You will please direct the officer in command of your reserve to report to Brevet Major-General Potter.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 8, 1864-10.30 p. m.

Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel LYDIG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Corps:

COLONEL: I have to honor to report that Robinson's brigade is withdrawn from the lines and concentrated near Burnside's old headquarters and ready in every particular to move at a moment's notice. It is nearly 1,000 strong.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 8, 1864.

Bvt. Major General R. B. POTTER,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: You are hereby placed in command of the reserve of this corps, made up of the reserves of your own division, that of the First Division, and the Provisional Brigade. General Hartranft and Colonel Robinson will be directed to report to you. You will please report by telegraph to Major-General Humphreys. Accompanying please find instructions from Major-General Humphreys. You will please direct the officer to be left in charge of your front, in the event of a movement, to report to Brevet Major-General Willcox.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 8, 1864-4.44 p. m.

Major-General POTTER:

(Through headquarters Major-General Parke, commanding Ninth Corps.)

By orders from the headquarters Army of the Potomac, the reserves of the Ninth Corps will be attached to the command of Major-General Humphreys, commanding Second Corps. In the event of a movement, they will be immediately commanded by Brevet Major-General Potter, who will consolidate them as far as practicable.

By order of Major-General Humphreys:

September CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.