War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0398 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 5, 1865-2 p. m.

General MILES,

First Division:

The commanding general directs that you send a strong brigade to relieve General McAllister in the position now occupied by him near the Tucker house. You will please give the general timely notice when the brigade approaches so that he may direct his inspector-general to point out the ground.

SEPT. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 5, 1865.

Major CARNCROSS:

A brigade will relieve General McAllister as soon as it can march to him. It leaves camp immediately and should be there at 3.45 p. m.

N. A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 5, 1865-3.15 p. m.

Major S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The enemy have been moving a very heavy column to their right for the last hour and a half. The column is still passing.

N. A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, February 5, 1865-4 p. m.

General MILES,

Commanding First Division, Second Corps:

Are you firing or is this form the enemy?

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 5, 1865.

General WEBB:

There is no firing in my front. It is west-southwest from these headquarters.

N. A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General.