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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 8, 1865-9.30 a. m.

Major-General GETTY:

Let the Engineer Brigade occupy that portion of the old line of the Sixth Corps now assigned to the Ninth Corps.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

February 8, 1865. (Received 9.55 a. m.)

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired on the line of this corps during the past twenty-four hours. The First Division has returned to its old position on the line.

GEO. W. GETTY,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 8, 1865-12 m.

Major-General GETTY:

The major-general commanding suggests to you that probably it would be better to hold your new line with two divisions, and to hold Wheaton in reserve at some convenient point. This not to interfere with your own dispositions, but the suggestion authorizes your doing this if you consider it to be well.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 8, 1865-6.15 p. m.

Major-General GETTY:

The major-general commanding directs that you relieve as soon as possible that portion of the Second Corps line now assigned to the Sixth Corps, and report to Major-General Humphreys as soon as you shall have done this.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

February 8, 1865.

The portions of the line to be occupied by the divisions of this command are hereby designated as follows: The First Division will occupy the line from Fort Howard to Fort Keene (not including the latter); it will also furnish the garrisons of Forts Division and McMahon, on the rear line. The Second Division will occupy the line from Fort Keene to Fort Fisher (not including the latter); it will also furnish