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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 3.

January 3, 1865.

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6. To meet a present deficiency in the supply of forage, the forage ration will be reduced to one-half, until further orders, for all team animals, and one-fourth for all cavalry and artillery horses.

By command of Major-General Parke:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, January 3, 1865-10.35 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

No changes in the disposition of my command since last report. Three deserters from the enemy came into our lines last night.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, January 3, 1865.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

I have the honor to recommend that Colonel and Bvt. Brigadier General H. J. Madill, One hundred and forty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, be assigned to duty by the President according to his brevet rank, and ordered to report to Bvt. Major General N. A. Miles, commanding First Division, Second Army Corps, in order that he may be assigned to the command of a brigade.

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

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, January 3, 1865.

Major General S. W. CRAWFORD,

Commanding Fifth Army Corps:

An order was sent by telegraph last evening to Major-General Warren directing that 100,000 pounds of grain be transferred from the Fifth Corps to the Second Cavalry Division. It appears that only forty sacks were transferred. The commanding general desires to be informed why the order was not complied with. It is absolutely necessary that the grain ordered be furnished the cavalry with the least delay practicable.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.