War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0428 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 29, 1864.

Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that the three batteries of this command, which accompanied the column on the recent movement, returned yesterday and camped with the Second and Third Divisions. Nothing of importance has occurred on the line during the past twenty four hours.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. HAZARD,

Major, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARTY. Brigadier, SECOND CORPS,

Numbers 181.

October 29, 1864.

I. Captain A. J. Clark, First New Jersey Artillery, is relieved from the charge of the batteries on the line.

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I. The commanding officer of Battery K, Fourth U. S. Artillery, will place one section of his battery in Fort Bross and one in Fort Patrick Kelly without delay. His camp can remain where it now is.

IV. The commanding officer of Batteries C and I, Fifth U. S. Artillery, will place two guns of his battery in Fort Blaisdell, near the plank road, without delay (rear line), and select a suitable camp near by for the rest of his battery.

V. The commanding officer of the Tenth Massachusetts Battery will move to Fort Stevenson without delay and place four guns of his battery in the work. He will select a suitable camp near by for the rest of Williams house used to be, on the rear line.

By command of Major John G. Hazard:

U. D. EDDY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTY-FIRST NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS,

Fort McGilvery, October 29, 1864.

Captain W. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to request that an engineer officer be sent to this work in order to examine as to whether the enemy are mining the fort. My impression is that they are mining, though from the nature of the ravine on my front I had thought it impossible. I would suggest immediate action.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. W. SCOTT,

Major, Commanding.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION,

October 29, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded, with the recommendation that an engineer officer be sent to examine this fort.

NELSON A. MILES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.