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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 3, 1864.

Major S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Army Corps:

MAJOR: The First Brigade is placed on the line of breast-works extending from Fort Siebert to Fort Cummings; the Third Brigade in the immediate front of the line between Fort Siebert and Fort Emery; the Second Brigade in advance of the Third, with their left resting on the Vaughan road near the Funk house, and with the right in front of Fort Emery. Nothing further of note has occurred since my last report.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. MOTT,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 3, 1864 - 9.10 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing unusual has transpired in front of this corps during the past twenty-four hours. The following deserters were received and forwarded: Two from Eighth Florida, two from Ninth Florida, and two from Eleventh Florida.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 3, 1864 - 1 p. m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The enemy opened with mortars upon Forts Rice and Sedgwick. Our batteries replied. The enemy used a mortar battery, from which two shells were fired on Sunday for the first time.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 3, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have made an inspection of the line of intrenchments from the extreme right to Fort Morton, and I regret to have to report that I find much of the line in very bad condition. In many places the revetment is giving way, and the parapet is crumbling down. The abatis has been broken up in many places, and portions of the line require draining, otherwise these will be untenable after the first heavy rain. Portions of the line from Fort Morton to the left are reported as being in like condition. It is all important that these repairs and improvements be made at once, and as far as I am able they are being attended to; but this is necessarily a very slow operation, owing to the heavy detail required for trench guards and picket