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WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, January 26, 1865.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Headquarters Second Army Corps, Army of the Potomac:

Permission to visit Washington has been granted you.

By order:

R. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 26, 1865-11.40 a.m .

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

I beg leave to recommend that the battery now being constructed on the right of Fort Welch be called Battery Abbott, after Lieutenant-Colonel Abbott, Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteers, a distinguished young officer killed on the 6th of May, in the Wilderness.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

January 26, 1865-1 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Commanding Second Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am informed by Colonel Michler that one of the works on the City Point line has been named after Lieutenant-Colonel Abbott, Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteers, his name having been sent in by Major-General Hancock.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

January 26, 1865. (Received 10.40 a. m.)

Lieutenant-Colonel BARTSOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

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

GEO. W. GETTY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

January 26, 1865. (Received 11.50 a. m.)

Bvt. maj. General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

Eleven deserters from the enemy; one is from Wilcox's division; the others from Johnson's.

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brevet Major-General.