War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 1065 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

December 23, 1864-4.30 p.m.

Colonel B. F. FISHER:

At 4 p.m. about 100 cavalry came from the left on Boydton plank road and disappeared north of lead-works, moving toward Petersburg. All quiet.

A. K. C[AROTHERS],

Sergeant.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 23, 1864. (Received 10.55 a.m.)

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No changes in the disposition of this command since last report. Seven deserters from the enemy. MacRae's and Fry's brigades, Heth's division, came into our lines last night. Two men of the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers deserted to the enemy this morning.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

December 23, 1864.

Brigadier-General BARTLETT,

Commanding Third Brigade:

GENERAL: General Griffin directs me to inform you that he leaves for Washington to-morrow morning, leaving you in command of the division. Savannah is taken, with 15,000 prisoners. Fort Fisher, off Wilmington, N. C., is also taken.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. MONTEITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

December 23, 1864. (Received 9.25 a.m.)

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired on the lines of this corps during the preceding twenty-fours hours.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,

December 23, 1864.

Colonel R. S. MACKENZIE,

Commanding Second Brigade, First Division:

COLONEL: General Wheaton, who is absent on a short leave, desired me to inform you that the command of the division devolved temporarily