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the lieutenant-general commanding, reported for duty with this army, are assigned to the Ninth Army Corps, and will proceed to report to Major-General Parke, commanding.

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12. Leave of absence for twenty days is granted to Major General W. S. Hancock, U. S. Volunteers, and his aides are authorized to accompany him.

13. Major General W. S. Hancock having been granted a leave of absence for twenty days, Major General A. A. Humphreys, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned temporarily to the command of the Second Army Corps.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 25, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No change during the last twenty-four hours.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 25, 1864 - 6.30 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

Your orders will be issued in a few days. In the meantime, if you wish it, you can go on leave.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 25, 1864. (Received 6.55 p. m.)

Major-General MEADE:

GENERAL: Your dispatch received. I will avail myself of the leave, and should like to take my aides with me, Captain I. B. Parker and Captain W. D. Miller. Major Mitchell has a leave of absence. Please inform me whether I shall transfer the command to General Gibbon or to whom, as I should like to issue an order before I leave.

Your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 25, 1864 - 7 p. m. (Sent 7.35 p. m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

An order will be issued giving a leave to yourself and aides, in which order Major-General Humphreys will be assigned to the command of your corps.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

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