War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0054 N. AND SE. VA., N.C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 8.

Washington, January 6, 1865.

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19. Captain Joseph H. Metcalf, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, will report in person without delay to the commanding general Department of Virginia and North Carolina for assignment to duty.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

W. A. NICHOLS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, Numbers 4.

City Point, Va., January 6, 1865

Brigadier-General Benham will detach from his command one full company of engineers, for duty with Brevet Brigadier-General Abbot, commanding siege train, and order the commanding officer of the company detached to report in person and without delay to Brevet Brigadier-General Abbot, for instructions as to tools, outfit, &c., required.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant;

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 6, 1865-10.15 a.m.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No changes in the disposition of this command since last report.

Five deserters from the enemy came into our lines last night.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 6, 1865

Colonel N. H. VINCENT,

Eighty-sixth New York Vols., and Division Officer of the Day:

COLONEL: By direction of the brevet major-general commanding I send to you circular of this date from headquarters Second Army Corps, directing an advance of the picket-line. The commanding general directs that you modify the line as directed in the circular accompanying consulting with officer of the day of the Second Division in order to secure a complete connection; that you cause the line to be divided properly among the three brigades of the division and that you make to-morrow morning upon being relieved a full report of the change the change to be made to-morrow morning when the details from brigades will be increased as required for the new line.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.