HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,
Jones' House, before Petersburg, September 22, 1864.
I. In accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 255, headquarters Army of the Potomac, September 21, 1864, Brigadier General N. A. Miles, U. S. Volunteers, Colonel R. McAllister, Eleventh New Jersey Volunteers, and Captain R. Bruce Ricketts, First Pennsylvania Artillery, are hereby constituted a board to examine into the services of the regiments and batteries comprising this command, and to report what regiments and batteries are entitled to have inscriptions on their flags, together with the names of the battles in which said troops have borne a meritorious part. The reports of the Board will be transmitted to these headquarters at as early a day as possible.
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By command of Major-General Hancock:
H. H. BINGHAM,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,
September 22, 1864.
The following names have been designated by the commanding general for the batteries and redoubts on the line occupied by this corps, with the armament and garrison set opposite each:
Work and locality. Name. Armament. Garrison
One-gun battery on the Battery 18 One field gun -
Norfolk railroad on
Inclosed work Redoubt E, Three field 100
immediately on the Fort Meikel. guns
left of the Norfolk
railroad on front.
Two-gun battery Battery 19 Two field guns -
immediately on the
left of Fort Meikel.
Inclosed work on the Redoubt F, Six field guns 180
left of Battery 19, or Fort
formerly 10-inch Rice.
Two-gun battery on Battery 20
left of Fort Rice
Four-gun battery next Battery 21 Four guns. -
on right of work
hitherto known as Fort
Work on plank road Redoubt G, Four 4 1/2-inch 800
hitherto known as Fort or Fort Rodman, two
Hell, with additional Sedgwick. siege
work on the left of howitzers,
the road. eight field
Large square redoubt Redoubt H, Eight field 550
on left of plank road or Fort guns.
hitherto known as Fort Davis.
Battery in front of Battery 22
Fort Davis on right of
Battery on right of Battery 23
plank road between
Chieves' house and
Inclosed work on plank Redoubt I,
road opposite the or fort
Jones house. Prescott.
Inclosed work near Redoubt K, Four field 300
Strong's house. or Fort guns.
Fort on plank road Redoubt R, Four field 150
near the Finn house or Fort guns.
Battery between plank Battery 39 Two field guns. -
road and Widow Smith's
Inclosed work at Widow Redoubt S, do 200
Smith's or Fort
Battery near T. Jones' Battery 40 Two guns. -
Battery near Norfolk Battery 41 do -
Inclosed work near Redoubt T, Four guns. 300
Norfolk railroad near or Fort
The armament and garrison of the forts lettered from E to K, inclusive, will at once be placed in them, and regarded as permanent, to be moved only under special directions from headquarters of the army.