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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS.

January 18, 1865.

Major S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that, subject to the approval of the major-general commanding the corps, I have assigned Bvt. Brigadier General G. W. West, colonel Seventeenth Maine Volunteers, to the temporary command of the First Brigade of this division, in place of Bvt. Brigadier gen. H. J. Madill, ordered to report to Brevet Major-General Miles for assignment.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. MOTT,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

January 18, 1865. (Received 9.45 a. m.)

Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel S. F. BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired on the lines of this corps during the last twenty-four hours. The abstracts of news relative to Fort Fisher have been given to the corps officer of the day, and every exertion will be made to get them into the hands of the enemy's pickets.

GEO. W. GETTY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 12.

In the Field, Va., January 18, 1865.

The following officers are announced as constituting the corps staff: Colonel J. H. Potter, Twelfth New Hampshire Volunteers, chief of staff; Major Theodore Read, assistant adjutant-general; Bvt. Major A. H. Embler, Fifty-ninth New York Volunteers, aide-de-camp, acting assistant inspector-general; Captain William E. Potter, Twelfth New Jersey Volunteers, aide-de-camp, judge-advocate; Captain Edward Moale, Nineteenth U. S. Infantry, aide-de-camp; Surg. Lavington Quick, medical director; Surg. A. J. H. Buzell, medical inspector; Major C. C. Abell, chief of artillery and ordnance; Captain W. H. Male, assistant chief of ordnance; Lieutenant Colonel J. B. Howard, chief quartermaster; Major Nelson Plato, assistant to the chief quartermaster; Lieutenant H. F. Gerrish, acting assistant quartermaster; Captain M. A. Hill, chief commissary of subsistence; Lieutenant C. W. Wells, assistant commissary of subsistence; Captain T. E. Lord, assistant commissary of musters; Captain D. P. Barnard, chief of ambulances; Captain L. N. Converse, acting provost-marshal; Lieutenant D. L. Graft, chief signal officer. They will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Major General John Gibbon:

THEODORE READ,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.