War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0658 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 23, 1865-5 p. m.

Brevet Major-General MILES,

Second Corps:

If by advancing your picket-line or any portion of it you feel that you can more closely observe the movements of the enemy, you are authorized to do it. Please notify these headquarters should you decide upon a movement.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff.

(Same to Major-General, Sixth Corps.)

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 23, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General G. W. WEST,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding directs me to say that the troops are relieved from the order of yesterday-to be ready to move upon telegraphic orders; but that they will, as before, still be held ready to move upon very short notice. He also directs that you cause the timber in rear of the picket-line in front of your brigade to be slashed to the line. this he directs to be done at once.

Very respectfully,

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 23, 1865. (Received 10 a. m.)

Colonel G. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Hdqrs. Army of the Potomac:

All quiet on our front during the past twenty-four hours. One thousand men employed on works and cutting abatis, under Lieutenant Phillips.

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 23, 1865.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL FIFTH CORPS:

Has General Warren returned?

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 23, 1865. (Received 10 a. m.)

General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

General Warren is at City Point. Just received telegram from him.

W. T. GENTRY,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.