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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 18.

January 19, 1865.

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4. Brigadier General H. W. Benham, volunteer service, will proceed to New York City to carry out the special instructions relating to his department of this date. He will return to his command before the 15th proximo.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

F. S. BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 19, 1865 - 10.30 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

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

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS, Numbers 19.

January 19, 1865.

1. Bvt. Brigadier General H. J. Madill, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters in accordance with paragraph 42 of Special Orders, Numbers 17, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, dated January 11, 1865, is hereby assigned to the command of the Third Brigade of this division.

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By order of Brevet Brigadier-General Macy:

RICHD. A. BROWN,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

January 19, 1865. (Received 9.51 a. m.)

Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel BARSTOW:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired on the lines of this corps during the past twenty-four hours.

GEO. W. GETTY,

Brevet Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, Numbers 16.

January 19, 1865.

1. Brigadier General T. Seymour, U. S. Volunteers, having been relieved from duty with the Army of the Potomac by Special Orders, Numbers 13, paragraph I, headquarters Armies of the UNited States, January 18, 1865, the senior officer present for duty in the Third Division will at once assume temporary command of that division.

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By command of Brevet Major-General Getty:

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.