War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0918 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 115.

December 9, 1864.

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II. The following-named regiments are hereby temporarily detached from their respective brigades and will constitute a provisional brigade under the command of Bvt. Colonel G. P. Robinson, Third Maryland Battalion, to whom commanding officers of the regiments will report: Third Maryland Battalion Veteran Volunteers, One hundred and ninth Regiment New York Volunteers, Fifty-seventh Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, Thirty-seventh Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, Sixtieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bvt. Colonel G. P. Robinson will report to Bvt. Major General Robert B. Potter, commanding Second Division, Ninth Army Corps, for orders.

By command of Bvt. Major General O. B. Willcox:

ROBT. A. HUTCHINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 9, 1864-2.05 p.m.

Major-General POTTER,

Commanding Reserve of Ninth Corps:

GENERAL: Hold your command ready to move at once without trains; merely light headquarters wagons and seven ambulances.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 9, 1864.

Brigadier General S. G. GRIFFIN,

Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: You will hold your command (the portion designated for movement) in readiness to move at once, without train, merely with light headquarters wagons and ambulances.

By command of Brevet Major-General Potter:

SAML. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 9, 1864.

Brigadier-General HARTRANFT,

Commanding Third Division, &c.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you at once concentrate your division on the Jerusalem plank road near Fort Stevenson, and there hold it in readiness for any movement that may be ordered.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. L. VAN BUREN,

Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

P. S.-The major-general also directs that you move your troops by rear roads out of view of the enemy, and that you report to him the arrival of your command in its new position.

V. B.