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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 6, 1865-7.37 p. m.

Major-General MILES,

First Division:

The brigade of your division under Colonel Duryea will not be required. You will recall them. Your aide, who just left here, has been instructed to direct Colonel Duryea to return with his his brigade if he should meet them.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 6, 1865.

All the available troops of this division will be ready to move at a moment's notice, with the exception of the garrisons of inclosed works and pickets.

By order of Brevet Major-General Miles:

RICHD. A BROWN,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 6, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General GEORGE N. MACY,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: The brevet major-general commanding directs that the Twenty-sixth Michigan Volunteers and the detachment of 150 men of the Sixty-first New York Volunteers heretofore ordered for garrison duty at Fort Fisher be put at work on that fort immediately.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

RICHD. A. BROWN,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 6, 1865-3 p.m.

General MOTT:

GENERAL: The commanding general wishes you to cause the 150 men left on picket by your division to be relieved and join your command. This guard duty can be performed by the convalescents. All men found fit for duty, especially those who have straggled back to their camps, should be sent to you from your camp.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SEPT. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

February 6, 1865-6 a.m. (Received 6.30 a.m.)

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

I send you telegram received last night and a copy of instructions General Meade left with me last night.* I was already acquainted with

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*For the instructions see Meade to Humphreys, 9 p.m. February 5, p. 396.

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