War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0062 N. AND SE. VA., N.C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 7, 1865. (Received 11.40 a.m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

One man from the Seventh New York Volunteers and one man from the Fourth New York Heavy Artillery deserted to the enemy last night.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 7, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM GLENNY,

Commanding Fourth Brigade:

COLONEL: The brevet brigadier-general commanding directs that you cause the One hundred and sixteenth Pennsylvania Volunteers to build a breast-work on the right of Fort Sampson, similar to that just finished on the line of the First Brigade, between Forts Fisher and Welch. The ditch will be twelve feet wide and six feet deep, with a berm of at least one foot to prevent landslides. The work will be at least five feet high, with a banquette two feet deep, and of suitable height. Tools will be furnished by the chief of pioneers at these headquarters. The work will be done at once.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. A. BROWN,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 7, 1865

Brevet Major-General MOTT,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you send at once fifty enlisted men to strengthen the reserve of the picket-line in the vicinity of the McDowell house. The circular of yesterday from these headquarters required that 100 men should be furnished for this reserve and 100 for the additional length of the new picket-line, making an increase of 200 for the picket detail. The corps officer of the day reports that it was increased by 100 only.

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

CHARLES J. MILLS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

January 7, 1865. (Received 9.50 a.m.)

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Nothing to report for the last twenty-four hours.

H. G. WRIGHT

Major-General, Commanding