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necessary changes and arrangement of your troops whenever you consider it best. Your two divisions will be required to move on Wednesday night. The troops that hold the line will be left with six days' full rations. Instructions for the movement, &c., will be sent.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, October 23, 1864-8 p.m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Some colored people came in to-night. They lived on the Jerusalem plank road, on the Nottoway. They say they heard that some infantry which was at Stony Creek went away last Sunday toward North Carolina. This was to meet some raiding party of ours. The negroes are being sent south to a considerable extent. Very few pickets are now on plank road, the most of their cavalry force having been withdrawn Monday and Tuesday last.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS, October 23, 1864.

Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report the usual amount of artillery firing on the line yesterday. At dark Rogers' (Sixth Maine) battery was relieved by the additional section of Battery B, First New Jersey, lately received and moved to Fort McGilvery, relieving Lieutenant Roder, who went into park near the Friend house. The additional section of the Tenth Massachusetts Battery at the same time relieved Edgell's (First New Hampshire) battery, which is now in part near the Beatty house.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. G. HAZARD,

Major, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARTY. BRIGADE, SECOND CORPS,

No. 177.

October 23, 1864.

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II. The commanding officer Eleventh New York Battery will at once move the section of his battery which is in Battery No. 6 into Fort McGilvery.

III. the commanding officer of the Sixth Maine Battery will at once move one section of his battery from Fort McGilvery into Battery No. 9, relieving Lieutenant Dauchy, Twelfth New York Battery.

IV. Lieutenant Dauchy, Twelfth New York Battery, will on being relieved to-night in Battery No. 9 by a section of the Sixth Maine Battery move his battery into Fort Haskell and relieve Beck's batteries (C and I), Fifth U. S. Artillery.