relieved and sent elsewhere.
Gen. Winfield S. Hancock now resumed command of the Second Corps, having been absent from it since
Zzz Gettysburg; Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren was placed in charge of the Fifth; and Gen. John Sedgwick, the Sixth. Gen. Hunt, Chief of Artillery of the Army, having left Capt. Sleeper to elect which corps he would go into, much to our gratification the latter selected the Second. Battery K chose the same lot, so that with it, and the red and white Diamonds under Birney, for company, we became tolerably reconciled to the new situation.
In accordance with our expectations, but much to our disgust, this consolidation necessitated another change of camp before commencing active operations.
It took place Friday, April S. That day we bade a final adieu to our blazing fireplaces and roofless stockades, and removed to Stevensburg,—a desolate little town five miles distant, around which the Second Corps was encamped,—and pitching our shelters on the wet ground