War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0830 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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here. You can therefore move Ayres in the morning with the rest of your command, and Seymour will look out for the line. Have you made all your arrangements to get off in the morning?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 6, 1864. (Received 11 p.m.)

Major-General MEADE:

Major-General Warren has gone to see General Gregg. I have the honor to report that General Ayres' pickets were relieved by General Seymour about dusk. The orders for the march have been issued and everything arranged to start at 6 o'clock to-morrow morning.

Respectfully,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 6, 1864-2.15 p.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

I have directed General Mott to report to you. Will you give me timely notice of his moving, so that I may relieve, his pickets and put a orders about it at present, so as to keep the matter secret as long as practicable.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 6, 1864-3 p.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

I am authorized by the commanding general of the army to retain Mott's picket detail, 800 men. His division has 5,789 enlisted men present for duty.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 6, 1864-6.40 p.m.

Major-General WARREN:

Does Ayres include Fort Wadsworth?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.