War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0980 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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Benham's troops can take on their return the cars that are to-day bringing up the Second Division, Sixth Corps. The troops should be at Meade's Station ready for the cars.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Respectfully, yours,

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, December 12, 1864-9 a.m. (Sent 9.15 a.m.)

Major General R. B. POTTER,

Commanding, &c., Jones' House:

I am directed by the commanding general to say that the disposition made by you last evening of the troops that accompanied you to the Nottoway sufficiently meets his wishes with regard to concentrating them in the vicinity of the Jones house to render unnecessary any change this morning in their positions. He desires that the supplies of the troops so far as required should be replenished as soon as practicable and that they be held in readiness to move at short notice. Please acknowledge.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, December 12, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that I returned with two brigades of my command at 1 o'clock this a.m. The remaining brigade is on picket at Proctor's and will return with General Warren to-day.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding Second Division.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, December 12, 1864-10 a.m.

General D. McM. GREGG,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you replenish your supplies of forage, subsistence, and ammunition with as little delay as practicable, and for the present hold your entire command in readiness to move at short notice. Your pickets will be withdrawn until further orders. The commanding general desires that you will report to him in person as soon as your command is in readiness to move.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.