War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0888 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 4.

December 8, 1864.

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3. All enlisted men on duty in this corps belonging to cavalry regiments other then the Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry are hereby relieved and ordered to rejoin their respective command s without delay.

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

THEODORE READ,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 24TH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 4.

In the Field, Va., December 8, 1864.

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3. Colonel Thomas O. Osborn, Thirty-ninth Illinois Volunteers, having reported for duty, is assigned to the command of the First Brigade of this division, relieving A. C. Voris, Sixty-seventh Ohio Volunteers. The brigadier-general commanding desires on this occasion to express his high appreciation of the zeal and ability with which Colonel Voris has discharged his duties as brigade commander.

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By order of Brigadier General R. S. Foster:

ADRIAN TERRY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

BERMUDA, VA., December 8, 1864.

(Received 9.15 a. m.)

Major-General BUTLER, Commanding, &c.:

I am here embarking the troops in case you should have anything to communicate.

G. WEITZEL,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, December 8, 1864.

General HECKMAN,

Twenty-fifth Corps Headquarters:

During General Butler's absence General Terry will have command of the Army of the James.

JNumbers W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. SECOND DEPT., 25TH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 3.

In the Field, Va., December 8, 1864.

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II. Bvt. Brigadier General Charles S. Russell, Twenty-eight U. S. Colored Troops, is hereby assigned to the command of the First Brigade of this division. Brevet Brigadier-General Russell will report for duty immediately.

By order of Brigadier General William Birney:

JAMES B. WEST,

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