War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0438 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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about 150 men in each of Forts Blaisdell and Patrick Kelly, and one of about 550 in Fort Stevenson, relieving the Third Division now in those forts.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

SEPTEMBER CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 30, 1864.

Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that yesterday two guns of Roder's battery were placed in position in Fort Bross and two in Fort Patrick Kelly; two of Batteries C and I, Fifth U. S. Artillery, in Fort Blaisdell, and four of the Tenth Massachusetts Battery in Fort Stevenson. Nothing of importance has occurred on the line during the past twenty-four hours.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. HAZARD,

Major, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 30, 1864.

Colonel C. D. MACDOUGALL,

Commanding Consolidated Brigade:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you will garrison the forts named, as follows: Fort Bross, 250 men; Fort Blaisdell, 150 men; Fort Patrick Kelly, 150 men; Fort Stevenson, 550 men. He directs that these garrisons be formed from regiments other than the Sixty-third, Sixty-ninth, and Eighty-eighth New York. These regiments, with the remainder of the brigade, after furnishing the garrisons named, will be massed near the Southall house.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 30, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel K. O. BROADY,

Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you will place the portion of your brigade that is to be relieved to-night in the rear of Fort Haskell, after it is relieved.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 3rd Brigadier, 3rd DIV., 2nd A. C.,

Numbers 5.

October 30, 1864.

The colonel commanding brigade congratulates the officers and men of this command for the manner in which they marched to the Boydton