War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0135 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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south side to a point between Dabney's and Armstrong's Mills. where they join the cavalry pickets; from Mahone's division, about 200 men picket in front of Lane's and Scales' brigades, of Wilcox's division. The following divisions are in or very near the lines of breast-works, posted from right (enemy's) to left: Heth's, from Burgess' Mills to the Claypool road; Wilcox's, from the Claypool road to the Fisher house, or a point about a mile due east of the lead-works; Johnson's division, from near the Wilcox house to the Appomattox, the Petersburg City Battalions intervening between Wilcox's and Johnson's divisions. The enemy's brigades are posted, right to left, as follows: Heth, Cooke, Davis, McComb, MacRae, Wilcox, McGowan, Lane, Scales, Johnson, Wallace, Wise, Gracie, Ransom. The three divisions in reserve have eleven brigades.

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JNO. C. BABCOCK.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 15, 1865-10.40 a.m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

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

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

January 15, 1865-2.10 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Commanding Second Corps:

Please let me know the direction from your headquarters of the firing on your left. We hear firing which seems to be south by west from here.

ALEX S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 15, 1865-2.20 p.m.

Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

I have heard no firing. Am just in from Fort Fisher and Fort Welch. Upon inquiry I find no one at headquarters had heard firing. Have sent inquiry to division commanders and general officer of the day.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.