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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 6, 1864-9.10 a.m.

Brigadier-General TURNER:

The corps officer of the day reports a great deal of movement in my front last night, crossing pontoon bridge to this side, moving of wagons, and artillery.

G. WEITZEL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 6, 1864 (Received 3.50 p.m.)

General TURNER:

Will you please direct General Terry to relieve Ames and his pickets so as to let him withdraw from the line.

G. WEITZEL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Brigadier General A. AMES,

Commanding Second Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Major-General Weitzel directs that in case the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Army Corps move against the enemy you report back to Brevet Major-General Terry. If they do not, he directs that you hold your command in readiness to move across the James River to-morrow night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. ABEL,.

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Colonel C. S. RUSSELL,

Commanding Third Brigade:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you hold your command in readiness to move with two days' cooked rations in haversacks.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES B. WEST,

Lieutenant Aide-de-Camp, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Colonel U. Doubleday, commanding Second Brigade.)

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 6, 1864. (Received 11.35 a.m.)

Brigadier-General TURNER,

Chief of Staff:

The other day your ordered Colonel Bates, commanding First Brigade, of Paine's division, which is now in reserve, on the Bermuda line, to report to General Paine. He did so. Yesterday General Ferrero placed