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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 21, 1865 - 10.45 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

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

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, Numbers 21.

Before Petersburg, Va., January 21, 1865.

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5. A detachment will be detailed from the Fourth New York Heavy Artillery to serve with the siege battery now being constructed near Fort Welch until such time as they can be relieved by a detachment of artillery to be sent by Generals Hunt. Major Williams will be charged with the execution of the above instructions, and the men will be under his direction until otherwise ordered for everything excepting the firing of the guns, directions concerning which will be given by the chief of artillery of the corps, Lieutenant-Colonel Hazard.

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By order of Major-General Humphreys:

S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

January 21, 1865.

Colonel LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

A leave of absence for twenty days has been granted Major Gentry. Will you please inform me whether any brigade commander is absent in the First Division.

S. F. BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

January 21, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Hdqrs. Army of the Potomac:

The following are the brigade commanders absent from the corps: Brigadier-General Bartlett, since January 3; Brevet Brigadier-General Gwyn, since January 8; Brigadier-General Chamberlain, sick leave, January 13.

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Brevet Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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