War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0976 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, December 12, 1864. (Sent 9.40 p.m.)

General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Commanding Second Corps:

The commanding general says the Fifth Corps stragglers can be returned to that corps. He thinks they should be sent to General Warren under guard.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, December 12, 1864-9.30 p.m. (Sent 9.50 p.m.)

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Commanding Second Corps:

Instead of posting Mott's division on the Vaughan road, as directed in my dispatch of last evening, the commanding general desires that this division on reporting to you take up a position outside of the line of works near and west of the Halifax road.

S. WILLIAMS.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, December 12, 1864-4 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Where does your rear picket-line strike the Halifax road?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 12, 1864-4.16 p.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

My rear picket-line strikes the Halifax road where the Church road crosses it-that is the road running past Colonel Wyatt's.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General of Volunteers.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 12, 1864.

It is expected that the general officer of the day, on commencing his tour of duty, will meet at the headquarters of the commanding general at 10 a.m. and confer with the general officer of the day coming off duty, receiving from that officer all information and standing orders that will facilitate him in the performance of his duties, ascertaining at what points the pickets of the command connect on the right and left with other commands, and any other information that may be of use to him. After conferring together, the old and new general officers of the