army. The officers fo the general staff will be prepared to accompany the major-general commanding to-morrow morning at 8 o-clock. The senior officer in command of the Provisional Brigade at these headquarters will hold his command in readiness for orders to move.
By command of Major-General Meade:
GEO. D. RUGGLES,
HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 4, 1865-10.28 a. m.
Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,
No changes in the disposition of the troops of this command since last report. One deserter form the enemy, Harris' brigade. Mahone's division, came into our lines during the night.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
CONFIDENTIAL.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, February 4, 1865.
Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Commanding Second Corps:
The general commanding directs that you make arrangements to move with the two divisions of your corps not on the line, with four days' rations and fifty rounds of ammunition on the person and forty rounds of ammunition in reserve train. No other wagons will be taken and but one-half the usual allowance of ambulances. Special orders will be sent you.
Your obedient servant,
ALE. S. WEBB,
Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.
(Same to Warren, to move all; to Gregg, to report here in person.)
CONFIDENTIAL.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 4, 1865-2.40 p. m.
Chief of Staff:
Can I take three days' beef on the hoof with me or two days, the other two days' meat being salt? Three days' beef on hoof is the usual allowance, and is best. I shall take light headquarters wagons, as that is always understood unless expressly excepted.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
You have excluded entrenching tools. Are they to go?
A. A. H.