War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 1021 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, December 16, 1864-9.35 a.m.

General J. G. PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general will be at your headquarters at 2 p.m. to-day to present the medals.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, Jones' House, Va., December 16, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel P. M. LYDIG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that the following-named men will be present at 2 o'clock this p.m. at headquarters Ninth Army corps to receive medals of honor awarded them: Corpl. Patrick Monaghan, Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers; Sergt. Leander A. Wilkins, Company H, Ninth New Hampshire Volunteers. The following named are absent, accounted for by remarks opposite their respective names: Corpl. Franklin Hogan, Forty-fifth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, mustered out of service by expiration of term of service. He resides at Howard, Center County, Pa. Private Robert Reid, Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, mustered out by expiration of term of enlistment. He resides at Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa. Private Henry W. Rowe, Company I, Eleventh New Hampshire Volunteers, was wounded in action July 30, 1864, and is now in Douglas U. S. Hospital, Washington D. C.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, VA., December 16, 1864-5.50 p.m.

Major-General ORD,

Commanding Army of the James:

If you think there is any serious for concern on your Bermuda front, about 1,000 men from General Benham's command can be sent there temporarily.

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, December 16, 1864.

General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

On account of interests there and the force being so much less than I supposed, I do deem it importance to have the force which you propose sent there as soon as may be.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General of Volunteers.