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PETERSBURG, December 16, 1864. (Received 10.10 a. m.)

COMMANDING OFFICER RODES' DIVISION:

(Care of Captain Mayo.)

Proceed to camp between Ashton and Swift Creeks, Chesterfield, by railroad or turnpike, as most convenient.

R. E. LEE.

TRANSPORTATION OFFICE, QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT, Richmond, December 16, 1864.

Brigadier General B. GRIMES,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Upon arrival of the next train please march your troops to the Richmond and Petersburg depot, where transportation has been provided for 1,500 men, to leave at or about 2 p. m., if they ge here in time. Another detachment of 500 more can leave about 6 p. m. The remainder will be forwarded as soon after arrival as the trains taking the first can return. The horses must march. Wagons have been sent for the ammunition and baggage, to go over with the first detachment. Captain F. T. Forbes, acting commissary of subsistence, on Fourteenth, between Cary and Canal, is prepared to issue any rations you may require. Please so arrange that issuing of the same will not delay the troops.

Very respectfully, you obedient servant,

P. H. MAYO,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

WIMINGTON, December 16, 1864-10.35 p. m.

Colonel LIPSCOMB, Masonborough:

Direct all the reserves under your command to march to Camp Whiting, and report to Colonel Connally.

By command of Major-General Whiting:

A. VAN DER HORST,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, December 16, 1864-11.05 p. m.

Colonel LIPSCOMB, Masonborouhg:

Send the section of Southerland's battery back to Sugar Loaf. Direct Company K, Tenth North Carolina Regiment, to march to town and report to Major Reilly. Transportation has been ordered to bring their effects.

By command of Major-General Whiting:

A. VAN DER HORST,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.