War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 1052 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

No. 345. December 21, 1864.

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4. The commanding officer of the Second Cavalry Division will relieve the detachment of the Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, now serving as a guard for the general cattle herd, near City Point, by a detail of equal strength.

5. So much of existing orders as requires that four days' rations be kept on the persons of the troops is revoked, but these rations must be kept constantly on hand, and where they can issued at very short notice.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 21, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No changes in the disposition of my command and nothing of interest occurred since last report. Four deserters from the enemy came in last night and one yesterday morning.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIRST DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS,

No. 608. December 21, 1864.

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5. Major R. A. Brown, Sixty-first New York Volunteers, is hereby detailed as acting assistant adjutant-general at these headquarters and will report for duty at once.

By command of Brigadier-General Miles:

RICHARD A. BROWN,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

December 21, 1864.

Bvt. Brigadier General JAMES GWYN,

Commanding Third Brigade:

GENERAL: The brevet major-general commanding the division having received a leave of absence for twenty days, he directs me to inform you that the command of the division will devolve upon you. He leaves this afternoon for City Point.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. W. SWAN,

Brevet Major, U. S. Army, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.