War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0854 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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rounds of ammunition on their persons. In the event of a movement the commanding officer of the One hundred and forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers will at once report to Colonel Nugent, commanding Second Brigade.

By order of Colonel Mulholland:

J. WENDEL MUFFLY,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 7, 1864.

Major S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: The Second Brigade of this division (643 enlisted men), increased by 282 men from the First Brigade, is assigned to the line held by this division. Colonel M. Murphy, Sixty-ninth [One hundred and eighty-second] New York Volunteers, commands; his rank is from the 8th of November, 1862. Colonel J. P. McIvor, One hundred and seventieth New York Volunteers, will be in command of Fort Urmston, and Lieutenant-Colonel Coonan, Sixty-ninth [One hundred and eighty-second] New York Volunteers, of Fort Conahey.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN GIBBON,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding Division.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 2nd ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 87.

December 7, 1864.

Colonel Murphy, commanding Second Brigade, will at once move that portion of his brigade not in the works to the line now occupied by the First and Third Brigades, relieving the garrisons of Forts Urmston (250 men) and Conahey (75 men). The First and Third Brigades will vacate a sufficient number of the huts along the line to accommodate the men of the Second Brigade. The Second Brigade will be supplied with 200 rounds of ammunition and six days' rations. The First and Third Brigades will be ready to move at short notice, and an inspection will be made at once to see that the men are provided with sixty rounds of ammunition, and four days' provisions, as heretofore ordered, will be kept ready for issue. To-morrow morning Colonel Murphy will relieve the whole division picket-line by a detail from his brigade. As soon the division moves, Colonel Murphy will withdraw the garrisons of Forts Siebert and Clarke, and place them in the front line of works.

By command of Major-General Gibbon:

JNumbers M. NORVELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

December 7, 1864.

The following will be the order of march to-morrow: First, Second Brigade, General Pierce; second, Third Brigade, Colonel McAllister; third, Battery B, Fourth U. A. Artillery, followed by the ambulances;