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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

December 1, 1864. (Received 11.15 a. m.)

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No changes to report in the disposition of the troops of my command since my report of last evening.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Peebles' House, before Petersburg, Va.,

Numbers 305.

December 1, 1864.

1. The commanding general Army of the Potomac directs that in view of Brigadier-General Gregg, commanding Second Cavalry Division, having been directed to make a movement toward Stony Creek Depot to-day, the Second and Third Divisions of this corps will be held in readiness to move in case of emergency.

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6. Surg. A. N. Dougherty is relieved from duty as medical director, Second Army Corps, and is authorized to comply with the instructions received by him in a telegraphic communication of this day's date from the War Department.

7. Surg. J. McNulty is relieved from duty as surgeon-in-chief of the First Division, and is assigned to duty as acting medical director of the corps.

By order of Major-General Humphreys:

September CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 1, 1864.

Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that at dark on the 29th of November the Eleventh New York Battery, Battery B, First Rhode Island, Battery B, First New Jersey, and the First New Hampshire Battery were relieved from the positions held by them in front of Petersburg by batteries of the Ninth Corps. Pursuant to instructions they were moved to the Peebles house on the morning of the 30th. The Twelfth New York Battery was relieved on the 30th, and arrived soon after. Three batteries had moved with the First Division on the 29th. The artillery was disposed as follows: Fort Fisher, C and I, Fifth U. S. Artillery, 4 guns; Fort Welch, Tenth Massachusetts Battery, 6 guns; Fort Gregg, First New Hampshire Battery, 4 guns; Fort Sampson, B, First New Jersey Artillery, 4 guns; Fort Cummings, K, Fourth U. S. Artillery, 4 guns; Fort Emery, Eleventh New York Battery, 4 guns; Fort Siebert, Eleventh New York Battery, 2 guns. B, First Rhode Island, 6 guns, the Twelfth New York Battery, 4 guns, and B, First New Jersey, 2 guns, are in reserve; total, batteries, 8; guns, 40. The following portion of the command were left on the line now held by the