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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

December 26, 1864. (Received 9.10 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-four hours.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 26, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Nothing unusual along our lines. A number of deserters came in during the night. They have not yet reached these headquarters; among them one lieutenant.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 26, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

First Lieutenant Redwood, Forty-third Alabama, came in last night. The lieutenant says he left Richmond yesterday morning; says that any signal, three shots, this evening, will bring over quite a number of men. General Wilcox says he will arrange for this signal if there is no objection. I will forward the lieutenant in an ambulance.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 26, 1864-12.30 p.m. (Sent 12.47 p.m.)

Major-General PARKE:

There is no objection to a signal, provided all proper precautions are taken against treachery. This proposition has been made once or twice before without any result. The last time rockets were thrown up.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

ORDERS.] HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

December 26, 1864.

In consequence of the troops left on shore the order of sailing will be in so far amended that the Chamberlain will remain behind, assisting in re-embarking the troops, reporting to General Ames. As soon as that duty is performed she will proceed at once to Fort Monroe.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.