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transferred from the Fourth to the Second Brigade of the First Division. The commanding officer will report without delay to Colonel R. Nugent, commanding Second Brigade.

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By order of Major-General Hancock:

S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, November 23, 1864.

Four days' rations need not be kept on the persons of the troops until further orders, but they must be kept on hand and where they can be issued at very short notice. No further issue will be made till the expiration of the four days, unless upon suitable condemnation of deficiencies.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

September CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS, November 23, 1864.

Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that no change of importance has occurred on the lines during the past twenty-four hours. About 9.30 a. m. yesterday the enemy opened on Battery Numbers 5 and was replied to by Battery Numbers 9 and a section in Fort McGilvery. Forty-eight rounds of ammunition expended; also thirty-eight rounds of Coehorn mortars expended on working parties.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. HAZARD,

Major, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, November 23, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quiet along my front during the past twenty-four hours. Eleven deserters just received, viz: Two from Battalion Washington Artillery; four from Thirty-third North Carolina; five from Tenth Florida.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 291.

November 23, 1864.

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II. By authority from headquarters Army of the Potomac leave of absence for three days is granted to Brigadier General R. B. Ayres, commanding Second Division.

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By command of Major-General Warren:

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.