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.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,
January 26, 1865-11.40 a.m .
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,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
January 26, 1865-1 p. m.
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,
HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,
January 26, 1865. (Received 10.40 a. m.)
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,