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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, No. 14. January 14, 1865.

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6. The commanding officers of the Third Vermont and Fourteenth Massachusetts Batteries will at once report with their respective commands to the commanding officer Sixth Army Corps for temporary duty.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. F. BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 14, 1865-10.20 a.m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No changes in the disposition of this command since last report. Six deserters from the enemy came into our lines during the night.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 14, 1865.

SOLDIERS OF THE SECOND DIVISION:

The order which separates us has arrived. For nearly two years you have served under my command, and during this period we have passed through many bloody battles together. I have ever found you faithful, patriotic, and brave. The bones of your dead and the mained forms of your wounded comrades testify to your gallantry on many hard-fought fields. Your reputation as a division will always be dear to me. Continue to exercise and cherish those sound doctrines of military discipline which it has been my highest ambition to instill, and you will be sure to add glory to your colors in the struggle through which our dear country is now passing.

JOHN GIBBON,

Major-General of Volunteers.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 2nd ARMY CORPS, No. 8. January 14, 1865.

Major-General Gibbon having been relieved from command of this division, the undersigned hereby assumes command of it.

THOMAS A. SMYTH,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

January 14, 1865. (Received 10.25 a.m.)

Major BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Nothing to report.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.