HDQRS. PROVISIONAL BRIGADE, ARMY OF THE JAMES,
Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Va., November 24, 1864.
COMMANDING OFFICER DETACHMENT TENTH ARMY CORPS:
SIR: Upon being relieved by the commanding officer of the One hundred and fifteenth New York Volunteers you will proceed with your command at once and report to the commanding officer of the First Division, Tenth Army Corps. Should that portion of your command now on picket not be relieved in season to move with you, you will leave instructions for the senior officer to follow you with it and report the men to their respective organizations. Inclosed please find a copy of the order from division headquarters relieving your command.
By command of Colonel J. H. Potter:
ABEL E. LEAVENWORTH,
Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
WAR DEPARTMENT, November 25, 1864.
City Point, Va.:
Major-General Butler telegraphs that the battery and cavalry horses in his command are suffering for hay, and that the Government is losing large sums in the depreciation of horses from this cause. The Secretary of War desires that you should cause immediate inspection to be made of the quartermaster's department, in order to ascertain the extent of the evil complained of and who is responsible for its existence, and that you report the result to this Department.
C. A. DANA,
Assistant Secretary of War.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,
City Point, Va., November 25, 1864.
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II. The following permanent transfer of troops is hereby ordered: The U. S. Colored Troops of the Ninth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to the Army of the James, and Colonel Potter's brigade of the Army of the James to the Army of the Potomac. The necessary orders for immediate carrying out of this order will be made by the respective commanders of said armies.
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By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:
E. S. PARKER,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Military Secretary.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
November 25, 1864 - 9 a. m. (Sent 9.15 a. m.)
I have nothing of importance to communicate. If you are going to be at home this morning I propose to visit City Point.
GEO. G. MEADE,