War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0623 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 15, 1864. (Received 6.40 p. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Two deserters, Seventeenth South Carolina, just arrived. They say about five days since Mahone's division went across the river. They did not know where; they went toward Richmond. Nothing nex. They say all quiet in their lines. They also say there has been a good deal of changing positions and troops in their lines lately. They do not know how much of Hill's corps went away, but say that part of Hill's corps joined Johnson's division on the right. They relieved Finegan's and another small brigade when they went away.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

No. 291

Deserted House, before Petersburg, Va.,

November 15, 1864.

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2. On the recommendation of the division commander, and in accordance with authority received from headquarters Army of the Potomac, the troops now composing the garrisons of Battery Numbers 4 and the Dunn house battery will be relieved by the Thirty-sixth Wisconsin Volunteers.

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By order of Major-General Hancock:

September CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 3rd Brigadier, 3rd DIV., SECOND CORPS,

No. 6.

November 15, 1864.

Hereafter at least one or more reliable men will be placed on each picket post, and if any man attempts to desert, shoot him down at once. Do this as a solemn duty to your country and our cause, and you shall be rewarded by a furlough and a recommendation for promotion.

By command of Colonel R. McAllister:

THOS. H. DUNHAM,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

November 15, 1864-9 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quiet along my front during the last twenty-four hours. No deserters received.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.