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regiments to headquarters Consolidated Brigade will hereafter be made to these headquarters. In assuming command of the old Irish Brigade, it gives me much satisfaction to know that, although fearfully decimated by the casualties of a campaign, in which its officers and soldiers endured, with a cheerfulness unsurpassed, unusual dangers, hardships, and privations, they still maintain their old reputation for bravery and patriotism. The record of the brigade has been a bright one; it had proved its fidelity to the Union by its courage and sacrifices on many a battle-field. Never has a regimental color of that organization graced the halls of its enemies. Let the spirit that animated the officers and men of the present be that which shall strive to emulate the deeds of the old brigade.

ROBERT NUGENT,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 2nd DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 76.

November 1, 1864.

The undersigned temporarily assumes command of the division.

T. W. EGAN,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

Chieves' House, Va., November 1, 1864.

Captain J. P. FINKELMEIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Division, Second Corps:

CAPTAIN: In compliance with orders I have the honor to report the garrisons of my command as follows:

Fort Sedgwick is garrisoned by the Ninety-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, One hundred and tenth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Eighty-sixth New York, and Seventy-third New York Volunteers, numbering in all 830 enlisted men and 30 commissioned officers, under command of Colonel E. R. Biles, Ninety-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, numbering 12 commissioned officers and 209 enlisted men, under command of Colonel G. W. West.

Respectfully submitted.

R. DE TROBRIAND,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. THIRD BRIGADE, THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

November 1, 1864.

[Captain J. P. FINKELMEIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:]

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report the following dispositions having been made as garrisons, in compliance with instructions from headquarters Third Division, dated October 31, 1864:

Fort Meikel, 150 men from the Seventh New Jersey Volunteers, commanded by Captain Thomas C. Thompson. Two companies of the Seventh New Jersey Volunteers in the curtains between Forts Meikel and Mor-