War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0575 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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until after dark. They succeeded, however, in removing the papers (by which the body was recognized), watch, &c., which are to be brought to me this evening.

JOHN GIBBON,

Brigadier General of Volunteers, Commanding Division.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, Numbers 146.

June 4, 1864.

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II. Colonel B. R. Pierce, Third Michigan Volunteers, will report without delay to Brigadier-General Gibbon, commanding Second Division, for assignment to the command of a brigade.

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By command of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS, June 4, 1864.

This division will doubtless be relieved during the day to return to the corps, and brigade commanders will hold the troops in readiness to move promptly in following order: First, Second, Fourth, and Third Brigades. A staff officer will be sent to notify brigade commanders of time of movement.

By command of Major-General Birney:

F. F. CAVADA,

Lieutenant Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 4, 1864-3.40 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have received no orders as to leaving my present position. I called upon Major-General Warren this morning, and was told by that officer that I would be relieved by Major-General Burnside during the day. Major-General Burnside has just left me, and reports his column near by. Upon being relieved by him I will rejoin my corps.

I am, general, your obedient servant,

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 4, 1864.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires that you send half your sharpshooters daily upon the front line, one-half of the daily detail to report to General Gibbon and the remainder to General Barlow.

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Lieutenant Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.