War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 1102 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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CITY POINT, VA., December 30, 1864.

(Received 2.35 p. m.)

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Did the troops received from General Butler in exchange for Ferero's division bring with them their land transportation?

Respectfully,

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 30, 1864. (Sent 3.15 p. m.)

Lieutenant Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I am informed that the troops received from General Butler in exchange for Ferrero's division brought with them their regimental transportation according to the allowance prescribed in Special Orders, Numbers 44, of June 28, 1864, headquarters Armies of the United States. In the exchange of troops supply wagons and ambulances were neither sent nor received.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 30, 1864-9.30 p. m.

Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General,

Headquarters Armies of the United States, City Point, Va.:

The strength of the Provisional Brigade that joined the Ninth Corps from the Army of the James was at the time of joining 199 commissioned officers and 4,445 enlisted men; 252 enlisted men have since joined from detached service.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

BUREAU OF INFORMATION,

December 30, 1864.

Major General G. G. MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Eleven deserters from the enemy examined to-day, representing Weisiger's and Sorrel's brigades, of Mahone's division; MacRae's brigade, of Heth's division, and Lane's brigade, of Wilcox's division. No change reported in Hill's corps; 200 men from Mahone's division are sent out on picket every forty-eight hours; seven from every company are sent out from Wilcox's division every twenty-four hours. It is generally understood that Mahone will relieve Wilcox on the 1st of January,