War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0828 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 6, 1864-3.40 p.m.

You will be prepared to move to-morrow morning at daylight. Your command will be supplied with six days' rations, four on the person, and 100 rounds small-arm ammunition (sixty on the person). One-half the number of ambulances authorized, with all the stretchers, will be taken; also, one medicine wagon and one hospital wagon to each brigade. No baggage wagons will accompany the troops. One wagon, in addition to headquarters spring-wagons, to each division and brigade headquarters for the subsistence of officers and forage will be taken.

By command of Brevet Major-General Mott:

CHAS. F. MOORE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

(To brigade commanders.)

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

Numbers 72.

December 6, 1864

This command will move promptly at 6 o'clock to-morrow morning. The following will be the other of march; First, First Brigade, Brigadier-General De Trobriand; second, Second Brigade, Brigadier General B. R. Pierce; third, Third Brigade, Colonel R. McAllister. The column will be kept well closed up. Brigade and regimental commanders will use every effort to prevent straggling. The prescribed number of ambulances will follow the troops. The other wagons mentioned in the circular of this date will be at the Gurley house before 6 a.m.

By command of Bvt. Major General G. Mott:

CHAS. F. MOORE,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 6, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that all was quiet in front of this corps yesterday and during the night. The Third Division (Crawford's) was relieved from the line last evening by a division of the Sixth Corps.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

CONFIDENTIAL.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

December 6, 1864.

Major General G. K. WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to communicate to you the following instructions: You will be prepared to move down the Weldon railroad to-morrow morning at daylight, or as soon thereafter as practicable, with the force hereafter mentioned, striking the road below Stony Creek and effectually destroying it from that point as far as Hicksford, if possible. The force under your com-