War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0492 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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the garrison of Fort Dushane, on the rear line. The Third Division will occupy the line from Fort Fisher to Fort Gregg, both inclusive. The picket detail from this command will be 1,435 men, proportioned as follows: From the First Division, 474 men; from the Second Division, 439 men; from the Third Division, 393 men; from Engineer Brigade, 129 men. The details from the respective divisions and the Engineer Brigade will be made to conform to the above, and the pickets posted, under direction of Lieutenant-Colonel McDonald, corps officer of the day, at 9 a. m. to-morrow.

By command of Brevet Major-General Getty:

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

February 8, 1865.

The Engineer Brigade, under command of Colonel Wesley Brained, will occupy that portion of the line extending from Battery 24 to Fort Howard, not including the latter. Brevet Major-General Wheaton will withdraw the Second Brigade of his division from that part of the line and place it temporarily in reserve (provided the remainder of his line is fully occupied by troops).

By command of Brevet Major-General Getty:

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

February 8, 1865.

Brevet Major-General WHEATON,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: By direction of the brevet major-general commanding, you will please order the Second Brigade of your division to occupy the line from Fort Wadworth to Fort Keene (not including the latter). The brigade of the Third Division hitherto occupying this part of the line is now moving, and you can carry out the above instructions either to-night or early to-morrow morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,

February 8, 1865.

Brigadier General R. S. MACKENZIE,

Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: By direction of the brevet major-general commanding the division your will please occupy with your brigade the line from Fort Wadworth to Fort Keene (not including the latter). The brigade of the Third Division hitherto occupying that part of the line is now moving, and you can carry out the above instructions either to-night