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why the fact was not sooner reported, and what other portions of this division or of the Fifth Corps have returned to their old camps, or otherwise changed the positions assigned them by this orders.

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 12, 1865.

Colonel RUGGLES:

The following order* was given to General Crawford, his command having been stretched along the Vaughan road building the corduroy. It was understood from General Crawford that the major-general commanding had no objection to his returning to camp to get the property belonging to the command.

In the absence of Major-General Warren, at the front, I have the honor to send the above.

Respectfully,

F. T. LOCKE,

Brevet Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 12, 1865.

Brevet Major-General CRAWFORD,

Wyatt House:

General Bragg left last night. The Sixth and Seventh Wisconsin Regiments were ordered by General Meade to return to their old camps. I have sent Mr. Snell to conduct them from there to headquarters Third Division. I leave here at 12.45 for City Point, to find the sharpshooters. I have telegraphed them, in your name, to remain there till my arrival.

JAS. P. MEAD,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

CITY POINT RAILROAD DEPOT, February 12, 1865.

Colonel RUGGLES:

My regiment has disembarked. We await orders.

J. A. KELLOGG,

Colonel, Commanding Sixth Wisconsin Veteran Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 12, 1865-9.22 a. m.

Commanding OFFICERS SIXTH AND SEVENTH WISCONSIN VOLS:

(Through Lieutenant-Colonel Bowers, Assistant Adjutant-General, City Point.)

The major-general commanding directs that you return with your commands to your former camps, and report on your arrival there to the commanding officers Fifth Corps. The chief quartermaster will, on your application, furnish transportation.

S. F. BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Locke to Crawford, February 10, 4 p. m., p. 520

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