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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 10, 1864-4.30 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Direct General Wheaton to move with his reserves to his extreme right and near the plank road, that he may be available to move to Parke's support in case of necessity. I have sent all Parke's reserves to support Warren. Let Wheaton notify Parke where he is to be found.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864-5 p.m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

Reported this p.m. two trains of cars at 1 p.m. going westward on South Side Railroad. Between 2.30 and 3.30 p.m. two regiments of infantry, about 250 each, moved in direction of Petersburg on Cox road.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864. (Received 5.15 p.m.)

General MEADE:

I suppose all the reserves of the Sixth Corps are to go with Wheaton, including those of Seymour. I have so directed, but can correct if erroneous.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 10, 1864-6 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I only intended moving Wheaton's reserves to the right so as to be as near as possible to assisting Parke in case of emergency.

GEO. G. MEADE.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864-6.06 p.m.

General MEADE:

Miles sent in fifteen prisoners taken to-day. They belong to Barringer's brigade. Say that 500 came down to crossings of Hatcher's Run to-day. Infantry was to have accompanied them, but they started before the infantry. They say that several brigades of infantry and some artillery went south on the Boydton road yesterday; whose brigades or division they could not say. They report an engagement yesterday at the station beyond Stony Creek Station. General Miles is of

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