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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICE OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL, December 12, 1864.

Major General G. G. MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: A deserter from Twelfth Virginia Infantry, Weisiger's brigade, Mahone's division, came into the lines of the Third Division, Sixth Army Corps, this a.m.; states that when Mahone's division moved south with Hill's corps the pickets were not called in, and have been out ever since. Has no information of the position of Early's troops other than Pegram's division is occupying Heth's old position.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers C. BABCOCK.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, December 12, 1864.

Major General G. G. MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: The several stations report no movements on the part of the enemy seen to-day, excepting a small regiment moved to our right on the Richmond railroad, and stragglers were seen moving toward Petersburg this forenoon on the Richmond pike. Several trains passed in and out on the South Side Railroad.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Colonel and Chief Signal Officer.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

No. 336. December 12, 1864.

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Major General H. G. Wright, commanding Sixth Corps, having reported to the major-general commanding, is assigned to the charge of that portion of the line now held by the First and Third Divisions, Sixth Corps, heretofore temporarily placed under the orders of Major-General Humphreys, commanding Second Corps.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 12, 1864-9.40 a.m. (Received 9.50 a.m.)

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No change in the disposition of the troops of my command and nothing of interest to mention since last report.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.