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General Halleck's order seems to imply that General Kelley shall report direct to him, and I have assumed that to be the meaning of it.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, December 26, 1862.

Respectfully referred to the assistant adjutant-general, Headquarters of the Army.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

No. 82. December 22, 1862.

I. Brigadier-General Wadsworth, U. S. Volunteers, having reported for duty, will assume command of the First Division. Brigadier-General Doubleday will assume command of his old brigade.

By command of Major-General Reynolds:

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, December 23, 1862.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Falmouth, Va.:

General Foster's expedition was entirely successful. He defeated the enemy in four engagements; destroyed the bridge at Goldsborough, and several miles of the railroad. He says the enemy has thrown a large force from Fredericksburg into North Carolina. If anything can be done before these forces can return, it would be a great advantage.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WASHINGTON, D. C., December 23, 1862.

Brigadier-General MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General:

GENERAL: In conversation with General Burnside yesterday afternoon, he wished me to say to you not to send any wagons or horses by Dumfries, but that all trains, &c., not sent by water, should go down on Maryland side and be ferried across.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

OAK GROVE, December 23, 1862.

General GREGG,

Commanding Cavalry Division, Near Falmouth:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that I encamped last night on the Millville road, between this place and Montank Creek. The whole