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CITY POINT, VA., March 7, 1865-6 p.m.

(Received 6.40 p.m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,.

Chief of Staff:

General Vogdes will be ordered to the Department of the South at once.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

(Copy to Adjutant-General.)

CITY POINT, VA., March 7, 1865.

Major-General MEADE:

All of Mahone's division is now reported to be on the Bermuda front, and Pickett's division, which was there, at the railroad depot awaiting transportation it is supposed for Lynchburg.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

[Indorsement.]

Captain SCHUYLER:

General Humphreys reports five deserters. Inquire about the above.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

March 7, 1865-12 m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Dispatch relative to Mahone and Pickett received. Only five deserters reported this morning. The information they bring not yet received. I think it probable if any troops are sent to Lynchburg, Pickett's, being all Virginians, are likely to go.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 10.

March 7, 1865

In accordance with the requirements of General Orders, Numbers 19, of 1862, from the War Department, and in conformity with the reports of boards convened to examine into the services rendered by the troops concerned, and by the authority of the lieutenant-general commanding Armies of the United States, it is ordered that there shall be inscribed upon the colors or guidons of the following regiments and batteries serving in this army the names of the battles in which they have borne a meritorious part, and as hereinafter specified, viz:

First Maine Heavy Artillery. - Fredericksburg, Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Boydton Road.

Fourth Maine Battery. - Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor.

Fifth Maine Battery. - Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Opequon, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek.

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