War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0788 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 3, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that the garrisons of the forts upon the line of the First Division of my corps are as follows: Fort Fisher, 150 men of the Twenty-sixth Michigan Volunteers, Major N. Church commanding; Fort Welch, 175 men of the One hundred and fortieth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Captain W. A. F. Stockton commanding; Fort Gregg, 75 men of the One hundred and forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Captain James F. Weaver commanding; Fort Sampson, 75 men of the One hundred and forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers; Captain A. A. Rhinehart commanding. Fort Cummings is garrisoned by 175 men of the Seventeenth Maine Volunteers (Third Division), commanded by Captain William Hobson.

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

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 307.

December 3, 1864.

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5. Paragraph I, Special Orders, Numbers 305, current series, from these headquarters, directing the Second and Third Divisions to hold themselves in readiness to move in case of an emergency, is rescinded.

By order of Major-General Humphreys:

September CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 3, 1864.

[Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:]

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Lieutenant General Grant's indorsement on my application to be relived from "my present command." I desire to call attention to the fact that I did not ask to be relieved from duty with the army. Under the circumstances I should have been better pleased to have served somewhere else, but I yield cheerfully to the general-in-chief's wishes, as expressed in the very handsome indorsement which he has placed upon my application.

I am, general, very respectfully,

JOHN GIBBON,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding Division.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 3, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.