War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0452 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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and Battery Numbers 4, and the picket-line on the river, can be relieved in the daytime. The remainder of the line will be relieved to-night. A few troops should be placed in the curtains where their tents can be seen.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

SEPTEMBER CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 31, 1864.

The commanding general desires that the names of officers who may have distinguished themselves during the recent operations by unusual gallantry of good conduct be forwarded to these headquarters, with a view to the recognition of their services by brevets. It is only designed to embrace a few marked cases, and commanders are requested to limit the number of recommendations.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

SEPTEMBER CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 31, 1864.

Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that last night Captain Pratt's four 4 1/2-inch guns were moved from Fort Sedgwick to Battery Numbers 17. When the capture of the picket-line was discovered a few shots were fired by the batteries in Fort Sedgwick.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. HAZARD,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 1ST DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 555.

October 31, 1864.

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3. Subject to the approval of the major-general commanding, the separate organizations of the Second and Third Brigades of this division are re-established. Colonel Robert Nugent, Sixty-ninth New York Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Second Brigade, and Colonel C. D. MacDougall, One hundred and eleventh New York Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Third Brigade. Until the proper assignments of staff officers are made, the commissary and quartermasters of the Consolidated Brigade will furnish both brigades with the supplies of their respective departments.

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By order of Brigadier-General Miles:

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.