War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0836 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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at Fortress Monroe is doing everything he can to expedite matters. Most of our ammunition is here, and will commence loading up to-morrow. I will report perhaps, to-morrow evening so that you can make your calculation when to embark. I think I can by to-morrow tell you within an hour when we can be ready. We are ready in every other respect.

D. D. PORTER,

Rear-Admiral.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, Va., December 6, 1864.

General TERRY,

Commanding Twenty-fourth Corps:

Will you go over this evening to General Weitzel's headquarters and talk over with him concerning the defense of the line, as you will probably be in command of the whole to-morrow?

JNumbers W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS.

HDQRS. TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 2.

December 6, 1864.

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8. Bvt. Major General A. H. Terry is assigned to command of the corps during the temporary absence of the major-general commanding.

9. Brigadier General R. S. Foster is assigned to command of the First Division during the absence of General Terry.

By command of Major General E. O. C. Ord:

THEODORE READ,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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By command of Bvt. Major General A. H. Terry:

THEODORE READ,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY Brigadier, TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

December 6, 1864.

Captain J. R. ANGEL,

Battery K, Third New York Artillery:

You will send by 5 o'clock to-morrow morning one section of your battery to the redoubt now occupied by Lieutenant Martin's battery, to go into position and remain there during the temporary absence of the section of Battery F, Fifth U. S. Artillery.

Very respectfully,

C. C. ABELL,

Major Tenth New York Arty., Chief of Arty., 24th Army Corps.