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CIRCULAR,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 7.

February 4, 1865.

I. The corps will move to-morrow, 5th instant, at 6.30 a. m., and in the following order: First, Ayres' division; second, Griffin's division, followed by three batteries; third, Crawford's division; fourth, ambulances; fifth, reserve ammunition wagons.

II. The usual scoring wagons allowed to the several headquarters will accompany the troops.

III. All the pioneers of the corps will assemble at the Gurley house at 6.30 a. m.

Three days' beef cattle will accompany the column. Sufficient guards will be left behind to protect the property in the camps.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Brevet Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, February [4], 1865.

DIVISION COMMANDERS:

The pickets will remain out during the absence of the command. They will be rationed for four days.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS, February 4, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER SECOND BRIGADE:

The general commanding directs that you get your command in readiness to move. Fifty rounds of ammunition will be carried on the persons of the men. Four days' rations from to-morrow morning (February 5) will also be carried. No wagons whatever will accompany the expedition. Please report as soon as ready.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM FOWLER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to commanding officer First and Third Brigades.)

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, February 4, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired on the lines of this corps during the past twenty-four hours.

GEO. W. GETTY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.