War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0208 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 3.

January 23, 1865.

It having been reported to the major-general commanding that the colors of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteers, recently lost in battle, were lost under circumstances that reflect no dishonor, the right to carry other colors, of which this regiment was deprived by General Orders, Numbers 37, of September 23, 1864, from these headquarters, is hereby restored.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. F. BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 23, 1865-10.25 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

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

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

January 23, 1865-9.15 p. m.

Major-General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

Can you tell what the artillery firing is about?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

January 23, 1865-9.43 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Commanding Second Corps:

They are repeating the attempt to drive in General Gibbon's pickets and the batteries have become engaged. They tried this last night.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

January 23, 1865. (Received 10.25 a. m.)

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.

GEO. W. GETTY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.