War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0406 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

February 5, 1865-7.20 p.m.

General WEBB:

The division of the Ninth Army Corps is now passing. General Wheaton's division will follow immediately.

GEO. W. GETTY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 5, 1865. (Sent 10.15 p.m.)

General GETTY,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

GENERAL: Distribute your two divisions so as to hold with them what you held before with three.

By order of General Meade:

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

February 5, 1865-11.30 p.m.

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

The corps officer of the day reports unusual activity on the part of the enemy opposite to the portion of the line recently occupied by the First Division. The long roll has just been sounded in their camps, and they have advanced their vedettes. No demonstration against the lines has yet been made.

GEO. W. GETTY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

February 5, 1865.

The minimum force required to hold the forts now garrisoned by this corps in the event of a movement is hereby designated to be as follows:

First Division-Fort Howard, 150 men; Battery 25, 150 men; Battery 26, 150 men; Fort Davison, 200 men; Fort McMahon, 150 men. Second Division-Fort Urmston, 200 men; Fort Conahey, 75 men; New fort, between Fort Keene and Fort Urmston, 75 men. Third Division- Fort Wadsworth, 300 men; Fort Keene, 150 men; Fort Dushane, 300 men.

By command of Brevet Major-General Getty:

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

February 5, 1865.

Division commanders will hold their commands in readiness to move at an early hour this morning, provided with four days' rations. The minimum force necessary to hold the inclosed works now garrisoned by the corps will be left behind, as well as the present picket detail.