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day will report to the major-general commanding the corps, the former to make a verbal and present a written report of his tour of duty, and the latter to receive such especial orders as may be necessary.

By order of Major-General Humphreys:

September CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 12, 1864.

The commanding officer of the Second Division is relieved from the charge of the pickets of the Third Division, and the commanding officer of the latter division will resume the charge of them and his former picket-line. The stragglers of the Third Division now with the Second Division will be sent to the former division.

By order of Major-General Humphreys:

September CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 12, 1864.

Major-General MOTT,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: On reporting to this command, your division will take up a position outside of and at least 1,000 yards beyond the rear line of intrenchments near the west of the Halifax road. Lieutenant-Colonel William, acting assistant inspector-general of the corps, will designate the ground. You will hold your division ready to move at very brief notice, with four days' bread, sugar, and coffee, and three days' salt and one day's salt meat on the person, three days' beef on hoof, two days' bread and small rations in the supply train, with two days' beef on hoof with the train; sixty rounds infantry ammunition on the person, forty rounds in wagons, one-half of the ambulances, all the stretchers, one medicine and one hospital wagon to each brigade; the light headquarters wagons and pack-mules, and four days' force, one wagon for each brigade for commissary supplies to officers and forage for officers' horses of the brigades. All other teams will be held ready to move within the lines at City Point.

By order of Major-General Humphreys:

September CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 12, 1864-8.30 p.m.

General WHEATON,

Jones House:

GENERAL: The commanding general has been notified by the major-general commanding the army that Major-General Wright has reported at army headquarters, and is assigned to the charge of that portion of the line now held by the First and Third Divisions of the Sixth Corps. Accordingly, your division will report to him.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

September CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to General Seymour.)

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