War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0399 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 5, 1865.

Major S. CARNCROSS:

May I relieve the Fourth New York Artillery form work on Fort Risher by men from the garrisons? I wish to send them with the brigade which goes to relieve General McAllister. Seven regiments of the enemy are reported moving to their right at double-quick inside their works opposite Fort Welch.

NELSON A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, February 5, 1865-5.10 p. m.

Major-General MILES:

Be prepared to send all your force except your pickets and garrisons to assist the right of General Humphreys. Be prepared to move down.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 5, 1865.

Major CARNCROSS:

The brigade has been gone two house and a half. I will recall it at once.

NELSON A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS, February 5, 1865.

Major S. CARNCROSS:

Five deserters came into my picket-line-the extreme left. They were in the fight a few moments; report Hill's whole corps massed on this side of Hatcher's Run, their left flank about 400 yards from the picket-line. I hear heavy musketry and artillery in your direction.

NELSON A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 5, 1865-8.45 p. m.

Brevet Major-General MOTT,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding the corps direct me to say that General Warren is order ot move with his whole corps up the Vaughan road and relieve you. Upon being relieved you will move the troops you have over the run onto this side, in rear of McAllister's brigade and Ramsey's brigade, and hold them in reserve. You will take command of your own troops and also General Ramsey's; you will support General Smyth with such part of your reserve as he may require, nd all troops of General Smyth's you may find in rear of General McAllister you will send back to report to General Smyth.