War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0914 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

December 9, 1864.

The command will move to-morrow morning as prescribed in circular from headquarters Fifth Army Corps. The order of march will be as follows: First, Third Brigade, Brevet Brigadier-General McAllister; second First Brigade, General De Trobriand, third, Battery B, Fourth U. S. Artillery, fourth, Second Brigade, General Pierce.

In case the ambulances do not move with the general train they will follow the battery. Brigade commanders will have flankers thrown well out both right and left, with instructions to be vigilant and to drive in all stragglers.

By command of Brevet Major-General Mott:

CHAS. F. MOORE,

Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 9, 1864.

Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that yesterday it was determined to leave Rogers' Battery (B), First New York Artillery, in Fort Dushane in case of a movement. Two batteries of the Ninth Corps have been ordered to report to me, which will make twenty-eight guns to move with the column. Brown's battery (B), First Rhode Island Artillery, accompanied the First Division on their movement this morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. HAZARD,

Major, Commanding.

CIRCULAR,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 162.

December 9, 1864- 6 a.m.

The following will be the order of march to-day if not interrupted by the enemy: First. Major-General Griffin will protect the train. Second. Major-General Mott will move at daybreak and form line of battle, facing west on the first portion of the railroad he reaches not destroyed, and then commence its destruction. Third. As soon as General Mott passes General Ayres he will follow him and form on his left, and commence destroying the railroad. General Crawford will follow General Ayres, and do the same as he is directed to. A small force of cavalry will give notice to the rear division of movements of the enemy in that direction.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

CIRCULAR,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Railroad Bridge, Six Miles from Hicksford

Numbers 163.

December 9, 1864- 4 p.m.

One full ration of fresh beef and one-half ration of bread will be issued to the troops to-night. One-half rations of sugar and coffee may also be issued if desired.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.