War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0384 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 551.

October 27, 1864.

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2. Colonel K. O. Broady, Sixty-first New York Volunteers, having reported for duty, will assume command of the First Brigade, he being the senior officer present.

3. Colonel MacDougall, One hundred and eleventh New York Volunteers, having reported for duty, will assume command of the Consolidated Brigade, he being the senior officer present in that brigade.

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5. Colonel G. N. Macy, Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteers, having been relieved from the command of the Consolidated Brigade, is placed in command of the rear line of works, viz, Battery Numbers 4, the new work near the Dunn house, and the new work near the Avery house.

By order of Brigadier-General Miles:

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE,

October 27, 1864.

Captain DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, First Division:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the enemy are moving to our left along the picket-line in on rank, apparently in heavy marching order, and have been marching for about a half hour in front of Fort Morton.

I am, very respectfully,

K. O. BROADY,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 27, 1864-7 a.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Army Corps:

General Parke sent in work about half an hour ago that just before Willcox's column passed the fort at Hawks' about 1,000 of the enemy's dismounted cavalry passed down the Duncan road. You have probably struck them.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 27, 1864-9 a.m.

Major-General WARREN:

Hancock has crossed Hatcher's Run. Parke has met the enemy and is pushing them back to their works. I have no idea he will be able to carry them, and it is of importance you should get over Hatcher's Run with a part of your command at least and communicate with Hancock.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.