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interfere with the proper defense of the works. Corps and other commanders will see this order is promptly executed on being notified by the chief engineer, who will report to these headquarters the failure of any officer to comply promptly with this order.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 5, 1864. (Received 10.07 a.m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

No changes in the disposition of my troops and nothing of importance occurred during the last twenty-four hours.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 5, 1864-9.15 p.m. (Sent 9.40 p.m.)

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Commanding Second Corps:

The commanding general directs that you relieve to-morrow morning early Griffin's division, Fifth Corps, by Gibbon's division, of the Second Corps.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 5, 1864-9.30 p.m. (Sent 9.40 p.m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

An order will be sent you requiring you to relieve Griffin to-morrow by Gibbon. This and some other circumstances will require a postponement of the medal presentation proposed.

GEO. G. MEADE.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 5, 1864-10.35 p.m. (Sent 10.55 p.m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Commanding Second Corps:

I am directed by the commanding general to say that Mott must relieve Gibbon's pickets on the rear line.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 5, 1864. (Received 11.15 p.m.)

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your dispatch received. I had already Mott to relieve Gibbon's picket-line on the rear at daylight to-morrow.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.