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HDQRS. ARTILLERY Brigadier, TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

December 6, 1864.

Lieutenant LEONARD MARTIN,

Commanding Battery F, Fifth U. S. Artillery:

You will send two sections of your battery to report to Brigadier-General Ludlow at Cox's house, near Fort Brady, at 7 o'clock to-morrow morning. One day's cooked rations only need be taken. Captain Angel will place two guns in the fort, with the two you leave in position.

Very respectfully,

C. C. ABELL,

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

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 24TH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Near Richmond, Va.

Numbers 3.

December 6, 1864

I. In obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 2, paragraph 9, from headquarters Twenty-fourth Army Corps, dated this day, the undersigned assumes temporary command of this division.

II. Official communications will, as heretofore, be addressed to Captain Adrian Terry, assistant adjutant-general.

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 24TH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 1.

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

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III. The Thirteenth Indiana Volunteers having been assigned to this command, is ordered to report to Colonel Louis Bell, commanding Third Brigade, for duty.

By order of Brigadier-General Ames:

CHAS. A. CARLETON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

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

Major General G. WEITZEL,

Commanding Twenty-fifth Corps;

GENERAL: The major general commanding has intrusted you with the command of the expedition about to embark for the North Carolina coast. It will consist of about 6,500 infantry, 2 batteries of artillery, and 50 cavalry. The effective men of General Ames' division, of the Twenty-fourth Corps, and General Paine's division, of the Twenty-fifth Corps, will furnish, the infantry force. General Paine is under your orders. General Ames will be ordered to report to you in person immediately. You will confer with these officers and arrange details. Instruct them to select their best men, making your total force about 6,500