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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

No. 337. December 13, 1864.

1. Getty's division, Sixth Corps, will relieve Gibbon's division, Second Corps, in the position now held by the latter in the line of the army, and Gibbon's division, on being relieved, will be encamped on the Vaughan road, outside the line of intrenchments.

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6. The cavalry division serving with this army will take up a position between the Jerusalem plank road and the James River. The headquarters of the division will be established at or in the vicinity of Prince George Court-House.

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8. The Thirteenth Ohio Regiment, dismounted cavalry,now serving with the Ninth Army Corps, is transferred to the Second Cavalry Division, and will proceed with as little delay as practicable to the dismounted cavalry camp near City Point for the purpose of being remounted. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation. The regimental commander will report to Brevet Major-General Gregg for further instructions.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 13, 1864-10.15 a.m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Army of the Potomac:

The Third Division of the Second Corps returned yesterday p.m., and was massed on the Halifax road in the vicinity of the Lewis and Perkins houses. No other changes in the positions of the troops of my command during the last twenty-four hours. The report of the field officer of the day of the First Division, December 11 and 12, states that the officer commanding pickets Third Brigade reported that the enemy sent up a balloon the evening of the 11th, and that they appeared to be moving troops and at work on the intrenchments. Further, the field officer of the day for yesterday reported that some troops of the enemy had been moved out of their intrenchments during recent operations, and were on Sunday on the road leading west from Fort Cummings; were not there yesterday. I attach but little credence to any of these statements.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General of Volunteers.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

No. 317. Peebles' House, before Petersburg, Va., December 13, 1864.

1. The stragglers from the Fifth Army Corps, now with the First Division, Second Army Corps, will be sent under guard by the commanding officer of that division to Major-General Warren, commanding Fifth Army Corps.

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By order of Major-General Humphreys:

September CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.