slashing timber in the woods in front of my cavalry pickets near R. Armstrong's house, on the Duncan road, near the barn on the map. I have sent a force of cavalry to the ford where the Halifax road crosses Hatcher's Run.
NELSON A. MILES,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.
CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,
December 10, 1864.
The command will move promptly to-morrow morning at daylight. The following will be the order of march: First, First Brigade, General De Trobriand; second, Second Brigade, General Pierce; third, Battery B, Fourth U. S. Artillery, and headquarters wagons; fourth, Third Brigade, Brevet Brigadier-General McAllister, followed by the ambulance train.
The camp guard will be carefully posted and exercise the utmost vigilance to-night, as the enemy are pressing us very closely. Flankers will be kept well out to-morrow, and small detachments left at the roads leading from the main road until the rear guards comes up.
By command of Brevet Major-General Mott:
CHAS. F. MOORE,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,
December 10, 1864.
Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:
MAJOR: I have the honor to report that Brevet Major Sleeper, Tenth Massachusetts Battery, was ordered to report to Brigadier-General Wheaton yesterday. One section of Clark's (B), First New Jersey Artillery, which has been in reserve, was placed in Fort Welch in addition to its former armament of six guns. Nothing else worthy of remark has occurred within the past twenty-four hours.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JNumbers G. HAZARD,
Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
December 10, 1864-4 p.m. (Received 11 a.m. 11th.)
General Potter, with a force, moves to the Nottoway in hopes of being able to support you. This is taken by a scout, who will inform you of Potter's position and movements. Try and communicate with Potter in return, and if you are pressed you can move to Suffolk, where supplies are ready for you.
GEO. G. MEADE,