War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0917 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Yellow Tavern, Va., December 9, 1864.

Major S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report to the major-general commanding that I am at the Yellow House during the night.

T. SEYMOUR,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 9, 1864- 7.15 a.m.

General S. WILLIAMS:

Five deserters Sixtieth Alabama have just come in. Do not know of any movement of troops. Think their own immediate reserves have gone, but do not know where.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 9, 1864-11.20 a.m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

In addition to the five deserters reported this a.m. two more have come in. The belong to Wise's brigade. They do not know of any movement of troops. Two or our men deserted last night, both foreigners and belong to the Thirty-second Maine.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 9, 1864-1.40 p.m. (Sent 2.10 p.m.)

General J. G. PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general directs that you at once concentrate your reserve Third Division, or Provisional Brigade, on the Jerusalem plank road near Fort Stevenson, and that it there be held in readiness for any movement that may be ordered. It is possible it may be necessary to assemble your remaining reserves at the same place to-night.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 9, 1864-8 p.m. (Received 8.35 p.m.)

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The Third Division is now concentrated on the Jerusalem plank road. Three deserters from the Thirty-fifth Georgia, Thomas' brigade, Wilcox's division, have just come in, crossing the river in boat. They know of no movement, excepting some of Early's troops coming down from Richmond; think it was Gordon's division.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.