nurses, cooks, and orderlies at the hospitals at City Point, and the medical officer in charge of the hospitals at that place will at once make requisition upon the corps commanders for musicians to relieve the able-bodied men of their commands now employed on hospital service, and the latter on being relieved will be returned to their regiments. Each corps commander will select an efficient officer to take the general charge of the musicians of his corps assigned to hospital duty, and he will also, on the requisition of the medical officer in charge of the hospitals, furnish his proportion of a detail for a hospital guard. The guard will be no larger than is indispensably necessary. The requisition on corps commanders for hospital attendants and guard details will be in proportion to the number of men of the corps under treatment.
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By command of Major-General Meade:
HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 15, 1864-9 a.m.
General S. WILLIAMS,
The First and Third Divisions of my command are still on fatigue duty leveling entrenchments; the Second Division is at the Southall house. General Warren notified me last evening that he was relieving the pickets of this division. There has been no other change.
WINF'D S. HANCOCK,
HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,
Near Petersburg, Va., July 15, 1864.
Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:
GENERAL: I have the honor to recommend the following officers of the Second Army Corps for promotion to the rank of brigadier-general for distinguished services:
Lieutenant Colonel C. H. Morgan, inspector-general and chief of staff, Second Corps, to date from the 12th of May, 1864.