ble of performing. In taking leave of you I am glad to be able to congratulate you upon the fact that my successor to the command of the Second Division is that gallant young soldier and able officer, Brigadier-General Ames, of whose brilliant reputation you are already aware.
By order of Brigadier General R. S. Foster:
T. ELLERY LORD,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
December 4, 1864
In compliance with orders from headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, dated December 2, 1864, the undersigned assumes command of the Twenty-fourth Army Corps.
The following officers are announced as constituting the staff: Brigadier General R. S. Foster, chief of staff; Major Theodore Read, assistant adjutant-general; Major P. Ord, assistant adjutant-general; Major S. S. Seward, aide-de-camp; Captain H. G. Brown, aide-de-camp; Lieutenant T. G. Welles, acting aide-de-camp; Captain A. B. Sharpe, aide-de-camp and assistant provost-marshal; Surg. Lavington Quick, medical director; Surg. J. M. Rice, medical inspector; Major C. C. Abell, chief of artillery and acting assistant inspector-general; Lieutenant Colonel J. B. Howard, chief quartermaster; Major Nelson Plato, acting quartermaster; Lieutenant H. F. Gerrish, acting assistant quartermaster; Captain M. A. Hill, chief commissary of subsistence; Lieutenant C. W. Wells, assistant commissary of subsistence: Lieutenant D. T. Wells, commissary of musters; Captain D. P. Barnard, chief of ambulances. They will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
E. O. C. ORD,
Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.
HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 24TH ARMY CORPS,
ARMY OF THE JAMES,
December 4, 1864.
1. In obedience to orders from department headquarters the undersigned assumes command of the First Division of the Twenty-fourth Army Corps.
2. Captain Adrian Terry, U. S. Volunteers, is announced as assistant adjutant-general, to whom all official communications from the command will be addressed.
A. H. TERRY,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.
HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
December 4, 1864, (Received 12.05 p.m.)
Commanding Bermuda Line:
Some time to-morrow the One hundred and seventeenth U. S. Colored Troops will report in accordance with orders from department headquarters. They are a part of General Russell's brigade. I would thank you to have them report to him.