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JONES' HOUSE, December 9, 1864-7 p.m.

Major-General PARKE,

Ninth Army Corps:

My command is concentrated on the Jerusalem plank road, and have reported to Brevet Major-General Potter.

HARTRANFT.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 9, 1864.

Brigadier General JAMES H. LEDLIE, U. S. Volunteer:

(Through commanding officer Ninth Corps.)

GENERAL: In transmitting to you the accompanying order* requiring you to proceed to your home and there await further orders, I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that he has been instructed by Lieutenant-General Grant to inform you that you cannot have here again another command.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

December 9, 1864-1.30 p.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I have two prisoners-one belonging to Butler's and the other to W. H. F. Lee's division of cavalry. One of the prisoners says Hampton's whole force is here, save that left on picket. Hampton's command left Petersburg yesterday morning, when they first heard that the Fifth Corps had moved. Please inform me when my command will withdraw to the north side of the creek, that I may arrange about feeding, &c. It will greatly facilitate my crossing if a double bridge is laid. Strong parties are at work on the railroad.

Yours, respectfully,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

December 9, 1864.

Bvt. Brigadier General J. I. GREGG,

Commanding Second Brigade, Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you withdraw your brigade from its present position at such an hour to-morrow morning as will enable you to report with it at General Warren's headquarters (on the railroad, one mile and a half in rear of Three Creek) at 6 a.m. Your brigade will be in advance of the infantry on the return march. You will leave one squadron at the ford where your brigade is now camped, which will be withdrawn when the rear of the command leaves the creek.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. H. BIBBER,

Captain and Acting, Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Special Orders, Numbers 333, p. 896.

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