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HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 8, 1864.

Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that four batteries, twenty guns, ten light 12-pounders and ten 3 inch, are in readiness to move with the troops if necessary. The requirements of the circular of October 7 have been carried out. There has been no change in the position of batteries since the report forwarded yesterday p. m.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. HAZARD,

Major, Commanding.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 8, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel FITZHUGH:

COLONEL: Lieutenant-Colonel Hazard has received information that Rogers' battery (B), First New York Artillery, is not to accompany the troops, but is to remain in Fort Dushane. He has, therefore, directed Lieutenant Rogers to report back to you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

U. D. EDDY,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARTILLERY Brigadier, SECOND CORPS,

Numbers 206.

December 8, 1864.

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III. The commanding officer of the Eleventh New York Battery will relieve the Tenth Massachusetts Battery in Fort Welch immediately after dark to-night, placing all his pieces in the latter fort. The order directing him to have his battery in readiness to move at very short notice will be considered as rescinded as soon as he shall have taken position in Fort Welch, but Lieutenant Wyatt will hold four of his caissons, accompanied by the proper non-commissioned officers, in readiness to move with the troops, supplied with the proper amount of rations, &c. He will report in person at these headquarters without delay for further instructions.

By command of Major John G. Hazard:

U. D. EDDY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 8, 1864.

Major General N. A. MILES,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: A number of stragglers from Warren's command have just been brought into army headquarters, and are now on their way to these headquarters. The men of the Fifth Corps, numbering 452, will be sent to you for temporary assignment. Every care should be