transmission has been delayed by the subordinate reports. I am desirous of availing myself of the leave of absence as soon as the commanding general of the army considers that the interest of public service will admit of my doing so.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,
February 13, 1865.
COMMANDING OFFICER THIRD DIVISION:
SIR: The commanding general desires that you keep a sufficient detail at work on the lines in your front to construct a parapet at least five feet wide on top.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
February 13, 1865 (Received 1.48 p. m.)
Chief of Staff:
GENERAL: Yesterday I worked two brigades on our new lines, and completed the bridge-head across the run and the large battery south of the Vaughan road, destroyed our old breast-work, and had a good deal of timber slashed. To-day I have 1,000 men at work on the battery north of the Vaughan road in extending our breast-works down the run and making abatis and more slashing. I have also a party working the road from the Wyatt house to the Vaughan road. I have my troops encamped in line of battle, reaching on a line nearly east and west, from Hatcher's Run to the Wyatt house, and all camped in the woods. I hope to have my own report of recent operations in to-morrow morning, but will have to do so without waiting for division reports.
G. K. WARREN,
HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,
February 13, 1865. (Received 12 m.)
Colonel G. D. RUGGLES,
I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired on the line of this corps during the past twenty-fur hours.
H. G. WRIGHT,
HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,
February 13, 1865.
Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:
COLONEL: In reply to your communication of the 10th instant, relative to the brevet brigadier-generals serving in this corps, I have the honor to submit the following report: Permanently assigned to bri-