War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0434 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

February 6, 1865-11 a.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding:

De Trobriand's reconnaissance found the enemy's pickets or skirmishers in an old line of works near the Watkins house (ours). He drove them out into their main line of works, in view of which he went. The Ninth Corps reconnaissance was in the vicinity. The enemy is not out of his main works.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

February 6, 1865-2 p.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

I can support you with Wheaton's division, 4,500 men, ordered to mass at the Cummings house, and De Trobriand's brigade, of Mott's division, strengthened to 2,500 men.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 36.

February 6, 1865.

1. Major Charles J. Von Herrmann, additional aide-de-camp, having reported to the major-general commanding, pursuant to special orders from the War Department, is assigned to duty with the Second Army Corps, and will report accordingly.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 8.

February 6, 1865-1.15 p.m.

General Crawford will immediately move out on the Vaughan road to where it turns off to Dabney's Mill, and then follow up that road toward the mill, driving back the enemy and ascertaining the position of the enemy's entrenched line said to be there. General Ayres will at once follow General Crawford with his division. General Gregg will send a force of cavalry to drive the enemy down the Vaughan road as far as Gravelly Run, and one also to cover the left flank of the infantry under Generals Crawford and Ayres. He will also send a small force to watch the road leading down the east side of Rowanty Creek to Perkins' Bridge. Major Rosecrantz will go with this last to show the road.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.