War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0534 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 280. Deserted House, before Petersburg, Va.

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2. During the temporary absence of Surg. A. N. Dougherty, Surg. J. McNulty surgeon-in-chief of the First Division, will assume the duties of medical director of the corps.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

SEPTEMBER CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 6, 1864.

Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that last night about 11 p. m. the enemy attacked our picket-line between Fort Hays and Fort Morton. About the same time our batteries opened along the line, our batteries opened along the line, and a heavy cannonading continued until near daylight, with what result as year has not been ascertained. The enemy are erecting a new fort to our right of Fort Morton, about 2,200 yards distant. Twelfth New York Battery report two men slightly wounded.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. HAZARD,

Major, Commanding.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, SECOND DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

November 6, 1864.

Captain A. HENRY EMBLER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Division:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to forward herewith a map* of the position in my front, showing the old picket-line captured November 5, the new line, the rebel picket-line and fortifications, with their dam and the submerged ground. The high ground now fortified by the enemy has always been held by them, and their assault has gained them no new position of value for offensive purposes. They are still hard at work on their new rifle-pits.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your servant,

T. W. EGAN,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 6, 1864.

Major S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that the curtains between the inclosed works along this line were properly re-enforced last night. Brigadier-General De Trobriand, commanding First Brigade, placed one regiment between Fort Davis and Fort Sedgwick. No other change in line since my last report.

I respectfully remain, your obedient servant,

G. MOTT,

Brevet Major-General.

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