War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0852 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 7, 1864-7.40 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Your dispatch and orders per orderly received and approved.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 7, 1864-10.15 p. m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Commanding:

I am directed by the chief engineer Army of the Potomac to state that heal eaves to yourself to designate space to be clear in rear of the line. The general commanding desires that 800 yards be left clear to the front of the line.

F. HARWOOD,

Captain of Engineers.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 7, 1864.

Paragraph 8, circular of this date, is changed so as to read: Eight days' rations of bread, sugar, coffee, six days' salt meat, two days' beef on hoof, and two days' slat for all the troops assigned as garrisons, &c., will be kept on the person and stored in or close to the forts and inclosed batteries.

By order of Major-General Humphreys:

September CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 7, 1864.

So much of paragraph 1, circular of this date, as directs Brigadier-General Wheaton, First Division, Sixth Corps, to garrison Fort Wadsworth is rescinded. The garrison of that work will be furnished as soon after daylight to-morrow as practicable by the commanding officer Third Division, Sixth Corps, who, in addition thereto, will be required to extend his picket-line half way between Fort Wadsworth and Battery Numbers 26.

By order of Major-General Humphreys:

September CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 311.

December 7, 1864.

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2. In accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 330, headquarters Army of the Potomac, current series, Major-General Gibbon, Brevet Major-General Miles, and Brigadier-General Seymour will at once remove all huts, stables, corrals, and other structures inside of the intrenchments,