War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0408 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

February 5, 1865.

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

Your dispatch in reference to General Hartranft's division received, and orders sent out immediately. The division is now concentrating at Fort Blaisdell and will move at once.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Crossing of Hatcher's Run, February 5, 1865-1.48 p.m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding officer Engineer Brigade and Defenses of City Point has received orders to report to you at or near Meade's Station, without artillery. He will report by telegraph to you.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 5, 1865-4 p.m.

Major-General PARKE:

Your troops to join General Humphreys must not halt, but must be pushed forward rapidly. Do not wait to concentrate, but send up by brigades. Do not let them bring their wagon train down the Vaughan road; let them park near our rear line.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

February 5, 1865.

Bvt. Major General O. B. WILLCOX,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs, in pursuance of orders from headquarters Army of the Potomac, that the troops of your command be supplied with four days' rations and the prescribed amount of ammunition as soon after daylight this morning as practicable. Further orders will be furnished you in reference to withdrawal from or change in distribution of the troops on the line. The chief commissary of subsistence of the corps has received orders in reference to rationing the troops.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. M. LYDIG,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Bvt. Major General R. B. Potter, commanding Second Division.)