War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0354 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 2, 1865.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No change in the disposition of the troops of this command since last report. Two guns of Batteries C and I, Fifth U. S. Artillery, have been moved out of old Fort Fisher and forwarded into the nearly completed bastions of the new work.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 2, 1865-7.50 p. m.

Colonel DUANE,

Chief Engineer:

Do you intend putting a fraise around new Fort Fisher? In addition to it I wish you would have a wire entanglement. The two picket-lines are very close to the work, and driving away the enemy's pickets will bring on constant firing. The work in its present transition state is, of course, less secure than at any other time, and, if it can be done, I would like the fraise and entanglement put up without waiting for the completion of the parapets, &c.

A. A. HUMPHERYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 2, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

COLONEL: I have the honor to forward the following report of the number of men of this command who have been tried for desertion, the number found guilty, the number sentenced to be shot, and the number shot during the month of January, 1865:

Command. Number Number of Number Number

tried. found sentenced shot.

guilty. to be shot.

Artillery 2 (a) ... ...

Brigade

First 7 2 ... ....

Division

Second 3 3 1 b 1

Division

Third 17 1 ... ....

Division

Total 29 6 1 1

a Not published.

b Executed January 6, 1865.

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

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.