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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 12, 1864-10.10 a.m. (Received 10.40 a.m.)

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

At what time may I except Mott's division? Will the cavalry resume their picket-line commencing on the Weldon railroad? I ask in reference to modification to the present picket-line on and near the Weldon railroad and extending west of it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 12, 1864-11.15 a.m. (Sent 11.30 a.m.)

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Commanding Second Corps:

Colonel Locke states that Mott's division should report to you between 2 and 3 p.m. to-day. For the present the cavalry will not resume their picket-line commencing on the Weldon railroad.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, December 12, 1864-3.20 p.m. (Received 3.25 p.m.)

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Will you let me know where the Fifth Corps is to go? I ask so as to arrange my picket-line east of the Weldon railroad.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, December 12, 1864-3.30 p.m. (Sent 4.06 p.m.)

General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Commanding Second Corps:

I am instructed by the commanding general to say that it will not be necessary for you to picket east of the Weldon railroad. The position occupied by the Fifth Corps is about a mile in rear of these headquarters, between the Jerusalem and Halifax roads. The Fifth Corps will picket on your left.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 12, 1864-8.30 p.m. (Received 8.40 p.m.)

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I suppose I may send the stragglers of the Fifth Corps to that corps?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.