War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0832 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

December 6, 1864.

This command will be prepared to move to-morrow morning at daylight supplied with four days' rations and sixty rounds of ammunition per man on the person. No baggage wagons will accompany the troops. One wagon for division and one for each brigade headquarters, for the subsistence of officers and forage for their horses, will be taken. All wagons left behind will report to Colonel Thomas, chief quartermaster, at the Gurley house. The required amount of ammunition and rations must be obtained to-night.

By command of Brigadier-General Griffin:

GEO. MONTEITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Brigade commanders will report when this order is complied with concerning the supplies.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 6, 1864-3.30 p.m.

General AYRES:

Your men that are relieved to-night can remain where you are camped till the morning.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 6, 1864-8.30 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Five hundred men just arrived and sent to General Ayres' position. Two more trains expected soon.

T. SEYMOUR,

Brigadier-General.

No more men will be up to-night. General Ayres moves out at daylight. I have a sufficient force there to be secure.

T. S.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 6, 1864-10.45 a.m. (Received 11 a.m.)

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Nothing unusual transpired along our line during the past twenty-four hours. The repairs along the line are progressing slowly. Two companies of engineer troops have reported for duty. These are at work in the vicinity of Fort Stedman. If they can be spared I should like to have two more companies for duty along the line from Sedgwick to Norfolk railroad. Five deserters are reported as having come in.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.