War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0516 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 10, 1865-8.57 p. m.

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The brigades that are considered to possess the qualifications asked for the stronger than the number named. Three regiments, numbering 1,129 muskets, might be selected from the First Brigade, First Division, General Macy commanding, not quite one-half the brigade. General Macy could be illy spared from the division, except for a very temporary purpose. The Third Brigade of the Second Division is composed of very good troops; it numbers 1,700 for duty. General Smyth, its commander, now commands the division. There is the Second Brigade of the Third Division, numbering about 1,700 effective men, Brevet Brigadier-General West commanding, the permanent commander being Brigadier-General Pierce.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 10, 1865.

Colonel HAZARD,

Commanding Artillery Brigade:

I have directed General Smyth to withdraw before daylight to-morrow morning, and informed him that the artillery will be withdrawn at midnight by you. Please be governed accordingly.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 10, 1865.

Major S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that I have taken up the new line, from Fort Gregg to the chimneys of the Westmoreland house, in the manner prescribed in circular of February 8, headquarters Second Corps. The Fourth Brigade occupies the right; the First, the center; and the Third, the left of the line. The Second Brigade is in reserve, about 500 yards in rear of the center. A verbal report to this effect was made to [the] major-general commanding yesterday.

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

NELSON A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 10, 1865.

Major S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: In compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 35, current series from headquarters Second Corps, I have the honor to report that the Second Brigade of this division is the only one in this command which,