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having been found to be inconvenient, and at times on the march entirely impracticable, such portion of that order is rescinded. It is however recommended that the cooking be done by company, whenever practicable, especially in camp, and by squads, when this is found to be inconvenient or impossible.

By command of Major-General Meade:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 15, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No changes to report in this command. Three deserters from Heth's division came in last night. General Humphreys started on leave of absence this morning.

N. A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 15, 1865-5.15 p. m.

Brevet Major-General MILES:

In reply to an inquiry made by the commanding general he is informed by the War Department that General Mott was confirmed last night by the Senate as brevet major-general, from August 1, 1864. He therefore directs General Mott to assume command of the Second Corps.

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 15, 1865.

Bvt. Major General G. MOTT,

Commanding Third Division, Second Army Corps:

In reply to an inquiry made by the commanding general he is informed from the War Department that you were last night confirmed by the Senate as brevet major-general, from August 1, 1864, and he therefore directs you to assume command of the Second Corps.

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, Numbers 6.

February 15, 1865.

Major-General Humphreys being temporarily absent, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the corps.

GERSHOM MOTT,

Brevet Major-General.