"FREDERICKSBURG, January 12, 1865.
"Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR:
"I have arrested Honorable Henry S. Foote at Occoquan, on his way to Washington for the purpose of negotiating peace, as he avows. Full particulars through Major Carrington by mail. Have paroled him to await instructions. Please instruct me what disposition to make of him.
"H. S. DOGGETT,
On motion of Mr. Clark, of Missouri, the matter was referred to a select committee of five. Occoquan is in Prince William County, on the stream of that name near the Potomac. The village is about seventy-five miles from Richmond and twenty from Alexandria.
U. S. GRANT,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
January 15, 1865-9 a.m.
If you will be at home to-day I will go down to City Point.
GEO. G. MEADE,
CITY POINT, January 15, 1865.
(Received 10.35 a.m.)
General Grant will not be at his headquarters until late this evening.
T. S. BOWERS,
In consequence of the above, I shall not require a train to-day.
GEO. G. MEADE.
JANUARY 15, 1865.
Major General GEORGE G. MEADE,
Commanding Army of the Potomac:
The following deserters from the came into the lines of this army last evening.
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From these we learn that the enemy on the south side of the Appomattox is posted by divisions as follows: Mahone's, Gordon's, and Pegram's divisions in reserve, at the following points: Mahone's division one mile and a half west of Battery No. 45, on the point where the enemy's line of works crosses the Boydton plank road; Gordon's division one mile west of Burgess' Mills and north of an near Hatcher's Run; Pegram's division one mile west of Burgess' Mills and south of and near Hatcher's Run. Small details are made from the above divisions, which picket as follows: From Gordon's and Pegram's divisions, about 800 men picket from Burgess' Mills down Hatcher's Run on the