War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0613 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 21, 1865-11.16 a. m.

Colonel RUGGLES:

Nothing to report. Nine deserters from Heth;'s division.

NELSON A. MILES.

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 21, 1865-11.40 p. m.

Major-General MILES,

Commanding Second Corps:

By direction of the lieutenant-general commanding Armies of the United States, the Seventh Regiment New York Heavy Artillery is relieved from duty with this army, and will proceed to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, to form part of the garrison of that post. All officers and enlisted men belonging to the regiment on extra, special, or detached duty in the Second Corps will be at once relieved and returned to the regiment. It will not move till all these officers, and men have joined it. The commanding officer on arrival in Baltimore will report to the commanding officers of Fort McHenry or if senior to him, to the commanding officer Middle Department. Please report when the regiment is ready to move, and acknowledge receipt hereof.

By command of Major-General Meade:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS, Numbers 52. February 21, 1865.

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7. During the temporary absence of Brevet Brigadier-General Macy, Colonel William M. Mintzer, Fifty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, will command the First Brigade of this division.

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By order of Brevet Brigadier-General Macy:

J. S. McEWAN,

Captain, Judge-Advocate and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 21, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel CHARLES A. WRITTIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that a section of artillery was placed in Battery D at dark yesterday, and another one in the battery between Forts Gregg and Sampson at the same hour. In obedience to orders received the greatest vigilance was exercised, and the command was under arms from 5.30 a. m. to broad daylight.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. W. BODER,

Brevet Captain, U. S. Army, Commanding.