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HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, THIRD DIV., SECOND CORPS, November 20, 1864.

Captain GEORGE SAVAGE,

Commanding Picket-Line, Third Brigadier, Third Div., Second Corps:

CAPTAIN: The colonel commanding is informed that the enemy are advancing their picket-line in front of the Crater, and he desires that you keep up a lively fire in that vicinity, and discover, if possible, how much of their line they are advancing.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOS. H. DUNHAM,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, November 20, 1864. (Received 9.25 a. m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quiet in my front during the past twenty-four hours. Eight deserters received, viz: Three from Fifth Florida: two from Eighth Florida; two from Twenty-eighth North Carolina; one from Thirty-seventh North Carolina.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 60.

November 20, 1864.

Surg. T. R. Spencer, U. S. Volunteers, having been assigned to duty at these headquarters as medical director of this corps in the place of Surg. J. J. Milhau, U. S. Army, relieved by orders from the War Department, is announced as such, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Major-General Warren:

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., FIFTH CORPS,

Numbers 32.

November 20, 1864.

Bvt. Brigadier General James Gwyn, U. S. Volunteers, having been assigned to duty on his brevet rank by the President, and having been ordered to duty with this division, will take command of the Third Brigade.

By command of Brigadier-General Ayres:

C. E. LA MOTTE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, November 20, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing new along our lines.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.