War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0522 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 10, 1865.

General HARTRANFT:

GENERAL: Major General A. A. Humphrey's desires me to inform you that you are relieved from further duty with this corps, and will rejoin your corps without delay.

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

SEPT. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

February 10, 1865.

SECRETARY OF WAR:*

PETERSBURG, February 8.

There was no fighting to-day, and quiet was once more resumed. The enemy still holds his position on Hatcher's Run. His lines have thereby been extended but not advanced. General Sorrel was wounded in the lungs, but the wound is not considered mortal. Colonel Hoffman, of Virginia, was killed in the fight Monday. Our loss will not reach 500. The enemy's loss is estimated on the treble that number. The dead have all been buried, and the wounded brought from the field. The enemy are erecting observations on our right. The heavy cannonading yesterday afternoon was caused by our artillery shelling the enemy's lines. Both sides were engaged to-day in strengthening their new lines.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

February 10, 1865-10 p. m.

Brigadier-General CARR,

Wilson's Wharf:

A regiment of cavalry will be at Fort Powhatan to-morrow. Have forage and rations ready for them. Send out scouts from Fort Powhatan to see if any signs of the enemy are observable in that vicinity.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA, ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, February 10, 1865-1.15 p. m.

General KAUTZ,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

Have you a good cavalry regiment, 300 to 500 strong, ready for a scout? Will probably want them to-morrow or next day. Call at my quarters this p. m. about 5.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

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*For portion of dispatch here omitted, see Vol. XLVII, Part II.

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