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HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 17, 1865.

Major S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that yesterday, in accordance with instruction received from the major-general commanding the corps, I held three batteries in readiness to move until informed that it was no longer necessary. The command is still kept on the alert, but not under arms.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. G. HAZARD,

Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 17, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General MACY,

Commanding First Division:

SIR: The commanding general desires that the pickets of your division be instructed to call out to the enemy's pickets that Fort Fisher was captured by our troops on the 15th instant. Full particulars will be sent you shortly.

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

SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 17, 1865.

Major S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that no changes have taken place in the lines of this division. A small foraging party of the enemy appeared in front of the Wyatt house yesterday, and after gathering a small quantity of corn left without making any demonstration. Nothing further of note has occurred since my last report.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. MOTT,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 17, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General R. McALLISTER,

Commanding Third Brigade:

The brevet major-general commanding directs that you detail a regiment of not less than 250 men, under a reliable and energetic commanding officer, for a short foraging expedition to-morrow. The commanding officer will report at these headquarters for instructions this evening.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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