CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,
January 8, 1864.
Major-General Hannock, having been ordered on special duty which temprarily separates him fort this army, transfers the command of the corps to Major General G. K. Warren.
By order of Major-General Hannock:
H. H. BINGHAM.
[33.] Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. THIRTEENTH Regiment VIRGINIA VOL. INFANTRY,
Brbousville, W. Va., January 10, 1864.
Colonel W. R. BROWN:
SIR: In obedience to your order I left this place on the 30 th of December with 200 men, to ascertain, if possible, the whereabouts of the rebels which were lately in the vicinity of Hurricane Bridge. We passed through the country between this and Wayne Court-House, and found that they were camping in the neighborhood of Wayne Court-House. I found it impossible to force them to fight, as they were well mounted and appeared to be only disposed to interrupt us by harassing our advance and rear guards. I ascertained the rebel force to be composed of the Sixtheenth Regiment Virginia Volunteers, under Colonel Ferguson, numbering from 30 to 500. I would have remained out longer but for the want of rations and the sudden change in and inclemency of the weather, which rendered it impossible for the men to march.
JAMES. R. HALL,
[33.] Lieutenant-Colonel Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. CAROLINA, Numbers 12.
Fort Monroe, Va., January 12, 1864.
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II. Brigadier General George W. Getty having been relieved from duty in this department by orders from the War Department, Brigadier General C. A. Heckman will assume command of the district heretofore commanded by General Getty.
III. Brigadier General J. Barnes having been relieved from duty in this department by orders from the War Department, will turn ofver this command to Brigadier General E. A. Wild.
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By command of Major-General Butler:
HENRY T. SCHROEDER,
[33.] Lieutenant and Acting Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. FIRST DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS, Numbers 4.
January 15, 1864.
The undersigned resumes command of the division.
JOHN C. CALDWELL,
[33.] Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.