War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 1036 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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"11.30 A. M.

"Colonel B[RENT]:

"A squad of about twenty-five infantry just passed Broadway going toward City Point.

"R.,

"Sergeant, at C.

("Same to A. B.")

"12 M.

"Major P.:

"A train of ten box-cars just passed rear of Battery 5 going toward enemy's left.

"B. C.,

"At D."

"STEUART'S FRONT-2.20 p.m.

"Colonel B[RENT]:

"Some sharpshooting in this front. A train of twenty-five wagons just passed up the river.

"From Dunn's: All quiet. A steamer just came up the river and stopped at Strahan's landing.

"R.,

"Sergeant, at C.

("Same to A. B.")

H. W. HOLMAN.

Respectfully forwarded.

J. C. PAINE,

Captain and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, December 18, 1864.

(Received 9.45 a.m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No changes have taken place since last report. Two enlisted men of the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers deserted to the enemy during the night.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS,

No. 274.

December 18, 1864.

1. Major William R. Driver, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, having reported for duty, is announced as assistant adjutant-general of this division.

By command of Brevet Major-General Mott;

J. P. FINKELMEIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, December 18, 1864.

(Received 11.17 a.m.)

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Nothing of importance to report for the twenty-four hours ending at 9 o'clock this a.m. The First Brigade, Second Division, which escorted the corps transportation from the Valley to Washington, arrived on the 16th and has been placed in camp nearly in rear of Fort Keene.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.