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beyond the plank road and out of sight they knew nothing positive about it. It is also stated that the North Carolina troops voted against the employment of negro soldiers, while those from Georgia were in favor, and those from South Carolina were about equally divided: the vote of troops from other States were not known in their camp.

H. G. WHIRHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

February 22, 1865.

It having been reported to these headquarters that a moment of the enemy may be expected, division commanders and the commander of the Artillery Brigade are directed to hold their commands in readiness to meet an attack.

The corps officer of the day is enjoined to cause the utmost vigilance to be observed by the pickets upon all parts of the line.

This will not be understood to mean that the troops are to be turned out under arms.

By command of Major-General Wright:

R. F. HALSTED,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,

February 22, 1865-8 p. m.

All the guards on the division front will be immediately doubled, and the strictest vigilance enjoined on all of them. The troops will be kept well in hand and prepared for sudden movements.

By command of Brevet Brigadier-General Penrose, commanding division:

GEO. CLENDENIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS, Numbers 33. February 22, 1865.

1. Colonel I. C. Bassett, Eighty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, is hereby placed in command temporarily of the First Brigade, and will immediately assume its charge.

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By order of Brevet Brigadier-General Penrose:

GEO. CLENDENIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,

February 22, 1865.

Reveille will be sounded at thee usual hour to-morrow morning, unless prevented by the enemy's movements. The division will be under arms, however, at 5, the troops being assembled with as little noise as possible.

By order of Brevet Brigadier-General Penrose, commanding division:

GEO. CLENDENIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.