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SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 55.

Washington, February 3, 1865.

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28. By direction of the President, Major C. A. Whittier, aide-de-camp, is assigned to duty with the Second Army Corps as assistant adjutant-general, with the rank and pay of lieutenant-colonel, under act of July 17, 1862, to take effect January 31, 1865.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, Numbers 25.

City Point, Va., February 3, 1865.

The following organizations are hereby assigned to the Army of the Potomac, Major General George G. Meade commanding: Eleventh Regiment U. S. Infantry, First Battalion Maine Sharpshooters, Hall's Independent Battalion Michigan Sharpshooters.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 3, 1865.

Colonel G. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No changes in the disposition of the troops of this command since last report. One gun of Battery B, First New Yersey Artillery, has been taken from reserve and placed en barrette in the new battery near Fort Welch.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, February 3, 1865-11 a. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

General Barlett was granted twenty days' leave form these headquarters January 3, 1865. It is known when he availed himself thereof, or whether he has been granted an extension from superior authority. Please report the authority by which he is now absent and the date upon which he should rejoin his command.

By command of Major-General Meade:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

Respectfully referred to Brevet-General Griffin, who will please state at what date General Barlett left his command to go on leave of absence, the time his leave expires, and whether he has nay information of an extension having been granted to General Bartlett.