War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0264 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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1864, from headquarters Armies of the United States, is assigned to duty with the Fifth Corps, and will report for further instructions to the commander of that corps.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, October 18, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS:

Since my report of the 10th instant the Two hundredth Pennsylvania Volunteers has been ordered to report to General Butler, commanding, and left on the night of the 13th. Three companies of the Eighth Delaware reported on the 11th, with 254 men and 9 officers; five companies of the Sixty-first Massachusetts reported on the 12th, with 468 men and 16 officers; five companies of the Thirty-ninth New Jersey reported on the 17th, with 490 men and 17 officers; six companies of the One hundred and eighty-eighth New York reported to-day, the 18th, with 430 men and 20 officers; making in all about 4,400 men, besides the Engineer Brigade.

H. W. BENHAM,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 18, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No changes in the disposition of the troops of this command since last report.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 18, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

GENERAL: Fort Blaisdell having been finished, a small detail from the regiment in that work can be sent to complete Fort Patrick Kelly, if some ne is sent to direct it.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, ENGINEER DEPARTMENT,

October 19, 1864.

Respectfully returned.

Captain Dexter, fiftieth New York Volunteer Engineers, has been ordered to repair to Fort Patrick Kelly to take charge of the completion of that work. He will require a detail of 400 men for two days, and will be ready to commence work this afternoon.

N. MICHLER,

Major of Engineers, U. S. Army.