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HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, December 15, 1864.

Major General G. G. MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

The several stations report no changes, excepting that the force between the Jerusalem plank road and the lead-works appears to be stronger than it was prior to the last move. Small working parties engaged to the right and left of Pegram's battery - the Creater fort.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Colonel and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 15, 1864.

(Received 10 a.m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No changes in the disposition of my troops, and nothing of interest occurred since last report.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

In Camp, before Petersburg, Va.,

No. 319.

December 15, 1864.

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2. The arrangements for the presentation of medals by the major-general commanding the Army of the Potomac, announced in paragraph 4, Special Orders, No. 309, current series, from these headquarters, will be carried into effect at 4 p.m. this day. Division commanders will see that the troops designated in the order above referred to are on the ground in the vicinity of these headquarters at 3.30 p.m. Such regiments are on detached duty or on picket need not be relieved but such men as are to receive medals, who may be on picket or other duty, will be at once relieved therefrom, in order that the may be present. Division commanders will notify the commanding general without delay what regiments will be absent from the presentation, under the preceding paragraph, and staff officer from each division will report to these headquarters for information as to the ground upon which the respective troops are to be formed.

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By order of Major-General Humphreys:

September CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 15, 1864.

Major-General WARREN,

Fifth Corps:

I shall be glad to see you over here at the presentation of medals this afternoon at 4 o'clock.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

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