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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Sussex Court-House, December 11, 1864-11 a.m.

General POTTER,

Commanding Second Division, Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I have received word from Colonel Roebling that you are at the Nottoway River with your division. We shall not need your assistance further, and if your men are not too fatigued I wish you would march back at once, as you may be needed with your corps. Leave the pontoon bridge for me. General Gregg, with two brigades of cavalry, will follow you, if you move at once so as to leave the road clear for him.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

General POTTER:

Since writing, I have received your dispatch of 9 a.m. I presume you are too tired to go back till to-night. I want the pontoon bridge laid at once for convenience.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, December 11, 1864-3 p.m.

Colonel LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have the honor to report that I have started with my troops to rejoin their commands before Petersburg.

Your obedient servant,

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier and Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 11, 1864-4.17 p.m.

Brigadier-General SEYMOUR,

Commanding Third Division, Sixth Corps:

GENERAL: Please enjoin especial vigilance on the picket-line covering Fort Dushane and that vicinity, and enjoin upon the garrison of Dushane the same vigilance as upon the garrisons in the front line of works.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 11, 1864.

Brigadier-General SEYMOUR,

Commanding Third Division, Sixth Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that the commanding officers of the First and Third Divisions, Sixth Corps, detail alternately a general officer of the day, whose duty will be with the two divisions