War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0954 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 11, 1864-10.45 p.m. (Sent 11 p.m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I forward a dispatch* which looks as if the enemy were returning to their lines.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., December 11, 1864.

Brigadier General M. R. PATRICK,

Provost-Marshal-General, Armies Operating Against,

Richmond, City Point, Va.:

You will receive, take charge of, and distribute, as heretofore, all recruits forwarded from camps of rendezvous and that arrive at City Point for the armies operating against Richmond until further orders from these headquarters.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL, December 11, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that the command from these headquarters under Colonel Tippin, Sixty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, returned last evening to their camp. Colonel Tippin reported to Major-General Humphreys, commanding Second Corps, on the after-noon of the 9th instant, who directed him to report to General Miles, commanding First Division, Second Corps. Colonel Tippin there received orders to encamp his command on the right of the Fourth Brigade, occupying a wood skirting the Vaughan road, near the Gwyn house, a short distance from Hatcher's Run. He remained in that position till about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, when he received orders from General Miles to report with his command to army headquarters. No casualties occurred.

I remain, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

PH. SCHUYLER,

Captain, Fourteenth Infantry, in Charge of Office.

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT,

City Point, Va., December 11, 1864.

Major General GEORGE G. MEADE,

Commanding Arm of the Army:

GENERAL: Scouts returned this a.m. and bring the following information from Richmond: Scattering men from Early's command were still coming into Richmond yesterday, but it was not supposed that anything more than Pegram's and Gordon's division had arrived. All

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*See Humphreys to Williams, 7.15 p.m., p.962.

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