War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0988 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 13, 1864.

The following rearrangement of the picket-line of this corps will go into effect to-morrow morning, the 14th instant: The First Division will extend its picket-line to the left as far as the road running from Fort Cummings, past Westmoreland's. The Second Division will picket from that road to the Vaughan road. The Third Division will picket from that Vaughan road to the Halifax road or Weldon railroad, where it will connect with the picket-line of the Fifth Corps.

By order of Major-General Humphreys:

September CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 13, 1864.

On being relieved by Getty's division, Sixth Corps, Major-General Gibbon will encamp his division on the Vaughan road, not less than 1,000 yards beyond the rear line of intrenchments in the vicinity of the Davis house. General Gibbon will send a garrison to Fort Emery to relieve that of General Miles' division, 150 men.

By order of Major-General Humphreys:

SETP. CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS,

No. 598. December 13, 1864.

1. Lieutenant Colonel H. M. Karples, commanding Fifty-second New York Volunteers, at Fort Emery, upon being relieved by troops from the Second Division, will at once report with his command to Colonel MacDougall, commanding Third Brigade.

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By command of Brigadier-General Miles:

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, December 13, 1864-10 p.m.

Major-General GIBBON,

Second Division, Second Army Corps:

An order will be sent to you immediately to report to the lieutenant-general commanding, for assignment to the Twenty-fourth Army Corps. Please make your arrangements to report as soon as possible, and receive my hearty congratulations.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.