War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0453 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 7, 1865-1.40 p. m.

General SMYTH:

GENERAL: Genera Warren informs me by a second dispatch* that General Crawford, in advancing, has drawn the enemy's artillery fire from the north side of Hatcher's Run, and requests that if I have any artillery that can reply to these guns that it will do so, and that if I have any artillery near Armstrong's Mill requests that it may fire to the west of the second of musketry firing of General Crawford, who is advancing to Dabney's Mill. Please do whatever you can to carry out the wishes of General Warren.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 7, 1865-8.15 a. m.

General MOTT:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires that you detail as large a force as possible to make slashing in your front as far out as possible. You will keep the men continually employed, using all the axes in your possession.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SEPT. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Generals Hartranft and Smyth.)

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 7, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General G. W. WEST,

Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: The brevet major-general commanding desires me to inform you that the pickets of your command will be relieved by a detail from General McAllister's command.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 7, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General R. MCALLISTER,

Commanding Third Brigade:

GENERAL: The brevet major-general commanding directs that you relieve the pickets of Brevet Brigadier-General West by a detail from your command.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See 1.15 p. m., p. 452.

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