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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS, November 23, 1864.

Brevet Brigadier-General GWYN,

Commanding Third Brigade:

GENERAL: I have the honor to notify you that Brigadier-General Ayres has received a leave of absence of three days, and which gives you temporary command of this division.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. E. MOTTE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, November 23, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Nothing unusual transpired during the past twenty-four hours. A deserters from the Thirty-third North Carolina came in during the night.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, November 23, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

Can you man a few more guns if they should be required in the new batteries near the Avery and Dunn houses? If so, how many? The batteries are both barbette.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.

BROADWAY LANDING, November 23, 1864.

Brigadier-General HUNT,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

I can only man more guns by further dividing the companies now at Petersburg. If absolutely necessary this might be done so as to put a section in each of he new works.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 2nd DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the

Numbers 132.

Field, Va., November 23, 1864.

Pursuant to instructions from headquarters Tenth Army Corps, the One hundred and fifteenth New York Volunteers will proceed to Bermuda Hundred, Va., and report to Brigadier General C. K. Graham, U. S. Volunteers, to relieve the small detachment from the First Division of this corps, now doing duty on that line. They will take all camp and garrison equipage, rations, &c., with them, and will be reported on the brigade reports as on detached service.

By order of Brigadier-General Foster:

T. ELLERY LORD,

Captain, Third New York Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General