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Major-General Wright, commanding Sixth Corps, to serve as an escort to the corps commander, and to perform such provost duty as may be required of mounted troops.

5. Captain Soper's unassigned company of New York Volunteers, temporarily serving with the Second Army Corps, is assigned to the One hundred and eighty-ninth Regiment New York Volunteers, Fifth Army Corps, which it will proceed to join with as little delay as practicable.

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By command of Major-General Meade:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 14, 1864-10.40 a.m (Received 10.45 a.m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Gibbon's division, relieved yesterday by Getty's division, Sixth Corps, is now encamped on the Vaughan road, 1,000 yards beyond the rear line of intrenchments, near Davis' house. The garrison of Fort Emery has been relieved by the Nineteenth Massachusetts and Seventh Michigan Volunteers, Second Division, Second Corps, and Lieutenant-Colonel Rice, of the former regiment, commands the fort. No other changes to report.


Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 14, 1864-7.15 p.m.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: A deserter from the Thirteenth South Carolina, McGowan's brigade, Wilcox's division, has just come in. He states that his brigade and Scales' and Lane's brigades left the intrenchments Thursday night, marched through Dinwiddie Court-House to Jarratt's Station, where they met the other troops of Hill's corps, and all began to return on that day, halting Sunday night at the bridge over the Nottoway, and on Monday night at Dinwiddie Court-House, getting back into the intrenchments last evening, and relieving Early's troops that had before relieved them. He represent himself to be a conscript, and only to have joined the command last Wednesday night.


Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, [December 14, 1864]-8 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

If the foregoing statement can be relied on, Hill's whole corps has returned.