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the left under the direction of the chief quartermaster of the corps. The hospital will be moved under the direction of the chief medical officer of the corps. In moving to-morrow the baggage wagons and ammunition train will follow the troops.

By command of Brevet Major-General Mott:

J. P. FINKELMEIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, THIRD DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 29, 1864.

Colonel JOHN PULFORD,

Commanding Fort Davis, Va.:

COLONEL: Pursuant to orders from superior headquarters the troops composing the garrison under your command will be relieved to-night soon after dark. You will therefore have your command ready to move as soon as relieved. When relieved you will march your command to the rear of the Southall house, where you will be put in position by a staff officer from these headquarters. You will caution your men about burning or destroying any of the quarters or out-houses. You will leave no guard behind, as men will not be permitted to return for things left. Pickets will be under the command of the brigade officer of the day.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. W. FORRESTER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

November 29, 1864 - 9.40 a. m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quiet along my lines during the last twenty-four hours. Eight deserters received, viz: Two from Nineteenth Mississippi, two from Tenth Alabama, one from Third Georgia, three from Seventeenth South Carolina.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

November 29, 1864.

Colonel LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifth Corps:

COLONEL: The enemy has withdrawn his advanced line from the point of woods between the Bailey house and the Davis house on the Halifax road.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.