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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, January 4, 1865-10.55 p. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

General Gibbon has not arrived yet, not do I hear anything from him. Is it necessary for General Miles to wait until he returns?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, January 4, 1865-11 p. m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Commanding Second Corps:

The commanding general would prefer to have General Miles await the return of General Gibbon, or the arrival of General Webb, who leaves New York to-morrow to join the army. Is it very important to General Miles that he should leave at once?

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, January 4, 1865-11.50 p. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

General Miles can postpone his arrangements by writing.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARTY. Brigadier, 2nd ARMY CORPS, Numbers 1.

January 4, 1865.

Major F. M. Edgell, First New Hampshire Artillery, is hereby assigned to duty at these headquarters and announced as assistant to the chief of artillery, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Hazard:

U. D. EDDY,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS, January 4, 1865.

Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to request that Bvt. Brigadier General John Ramsey be assigned to the command of the Third Brigade of this division, he having been assigned by the President in accordance with his brevet rank. General Ramsey has been identified with that brigade since its foundation in 1861 and is an efficient and energetic officer.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. MOTT,

Brevet Major-General.

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