War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0518 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 10, 1865.

Brigadier General R. DE. TROBRIAND,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: The brevet major-general commanding directs that in the morning you relieve the troops of General Miles on your right as far as the first fort on the right of the chimneys, using one or both of your reserve regiments, as may be required. General Miles will be notified of this change.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 10, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General G. W. WEST,

Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: The brevet major-general commanding directs me to inform you that General Smyth will withdraw his troops to the new intrenched line just before daylight to-morrow. He directs that you withdrawn about 5 a. m. and mass in rear of General McAllister. He directs that you continue the slashing at 8 a. m., on the same lane as to-day, with a force sufficiently large to furnish reliefs to keep every ax at work, until you have slashed 800 yards in breadth or reach the picket-line. Captain Atkinson, engineer officer, has been directed to send you fifty additional axes in the morning.

Very respectfully,

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 10, 1865-9 a. m.

Brevet Major-General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report all quiet in my front during the past night. The following order will show what is being done on this portion of the new line to-day.*

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 10, 1865-10 a. m.

General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

The breast-works will be completed to-day down to the battery on Hatcher's Run. Where will General Humphrey's troops hold down to? The change in the line of works since the first order, saying they would hold down to Hatcher's Run at Armstrong's Mill, may require some

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*See Circular Numbers 14, Fifth Army Corps, February 9, p. 501.

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