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Richmond, and that large supplies of provisions and forage have been landed at Yorktown. Three thousand men sent from Meade's army to re-enforce Sullivan and Kelley at Harper's Ferry and New Creek, and 5,000 or 6,000 Massachusetts troops sent home on furlough from Meade's army re-organize.

J. A. EARLY,

Major-General.

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WILMINGTON, January 9, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

I have received information to-night that Meade is in New Berne. If this is true it is very important. Have you any report of the kind?

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

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WILMINGTON, January 11, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

Dispatch about Meade received. Steamer Dare ran ashore near Georgetown, after landing navy officers near Lockwood's Folly; chased off by enemy and broke down. Crew landed safe and report capture of twenty-four Yankees. Heavy firing all day at Lockwood's Folly by eight steamers of enemy. One Yankee steamer reported blown up. Explosion heard in town. Details not yet received. Colonel JOnes in command of fighting party.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Orang Court-House, January 13, 1864.

Major General H. HETH,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: Having been informed that it was probable some misapprehension existed in regard to your management of your division at Gettysburg, Falling Waters, and Bristoe, it is but simple justice to you that I say your ocnduct on all those occasions met with my approbation. At Gettysburg the first day's fight, mainly fought by your division, was a brilliant victory. You were wounded that day, and not again in command of your division until the retreat commenced. Af Falling Waters the enemy were kept at bay until the army had crossed the Potomac, and the prisoners taken by the enemy were stragglers, and not due to any fault of yours. At Bristoe the attack was ordered by me, and most gallantly made by your division; another corps of he enemy coming up on your right was unforeseen, as I had supposed that other troops were taking care of them. I write you this letter that you may make such use of it as may be deemed advisable by you.

Very respectfully,

A. P. HILL,

Lieutenant-General.

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