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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, December 19, 1864.

(Received 10.15 a.m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired during the past twenty-four hours.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, December 19, 1864.

(Received 11.30 a.m.)

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Nothing unusual along our lines. One deserter from Pickett's division provost guard and two refugees came in last night, one engineer, Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, and a banker from Petersburg. They are very intelligent and seem to tell very correct stories. The engineer knows all the localities along the line of railroad leading into Petersburg, and I deem it very important that Major Brooker, First Connecticut Artillery, Battery 4, should question him so as to learn the probable effect of our firing upon the railway and bridge. They have a rumor that Savannah has fallen and that Jeff. Davis is dead.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, December 19, 1864.

General GEORGE G. MEADE:

I have no reports as yet, but as there is no musketry I think it is nothing more than the ordinary artillery duel. As soon as I hear anything definite will report.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, December 19, 1864-6.55 p.m.

General MEADE,

City Point:

The firing began on the right and was taken up along the line, extending to Fort Sedgwick, the enemy appearing to be very spiteful, opening from most, if not all their batteries. No cause has yet been reported.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. PICKET RESERVE, FOURTH PENNSYLVANIA CAV., December 19, 1864.

Captain J. B. MAITLAND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Brigade:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report all quiet on my lines. I sent a squadron, as directed, this morning at 8 a.m. on the road turning to