War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0526 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 68.

Washington, February 11, 1865.

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20. The following officers will report in person without delay to the commanding general Army of the Potomac for assignment to duty: Captain George B. Halsted, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers; Captain Frank Adams, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers:

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEFENSES OF CITY POINT AND ENGINEER Brigadier,

Near Fort Howard, February 11, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that my command is now being relieved by General Grifin's brigade, and I would respectfully inquire what disposition to make of my troops.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WESLEY BRAINERD,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 11, 1865.

Colonel WESLEY BRAINERD,

Commanding Engineer Brigade:

COLONEL: Your communication of this date is received, and, in reply, I am directed by commanding general to say that, on your command being relieved by the troops of the Ninth Corps, you will, with your detachment, proceed to rejoin your former station near City Point.

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

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 11, 1865-9.45 a. m.

Major-General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

The Second Division was withdrawn from its position covering the crossing of Hatcher's Run at Armstrong's Mill just before daylight this morning, and is now in position on the new intrenched line, its left resting on the Vaughan road. General Hartranft's division was directed to return to the Ninth Corps last evening. The infantry parapet of the new line assigned to Second Corps is completed; the slashing probably will be by night, as well as the batteries. I shall remove my headquarters this morning to a point between the Claypole and Hetch house, on the Squirrel Level road, about half a mile south of the former house.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.