War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0896 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 9, 1864-6.36 p. m.

Lieutenant STRYKER:

All quiet this p. m. Squads of infantry and stragglers were seen on the Richmond road going toward Petersburg during the force part of the day. The following have been intercepted:

"STEUART'S FRONT-9.30 a. m.

"Colonel B[RENT]:

"No change since last report from Dunn's. All quiet. Gun-boat in same position Schooner off Strahan's upper landing.

"R.,

"At C.

("Same to A. B.")

"STEUART'S FRONT-3/15.

"Colonel B[RENT]:

"No change observed in enemy's camps since last report. Negroes still in our front Enemy still strengthening first line of works near Battery D.

"DUNN'S.

"All quiet. Gun-boat in same position. One schooner off Strahan's upper landing and two steamers off Strahan's lower landing.

"R.,

"Sergeant, at C.

("Same to A. B.")

Not time given by sergeant.

HOLMAN.

Respectfully forwarded.

L. A. DILLINGHAM,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICER,

Numbers 437.

Washington, December 9, 1864.

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55. By direction of the President the following officers are hereby assigned to duty according to their brevet rank: Bvt. Major General Alfred H. Terry, U. S. Volunteers; Bvt. Major General Alfred T. A. Tobert, U. S. Volunteers; Bvt. Brigadier General James Jourdan, U. S. Volunteers; Bvt. Brigadier General N. M. Curtis, U. S. Volunteers; Bvt. Brigadier General A. G. Draper, U. S. Volunteers; Bvt Brigadier General S. A.. Duncan, U. S. Volunteers; Bvt. Brigadier General B. C. Ludlow, U. S. Volunteers; Bvt. Major P. S. Michie, U. S. Army.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 333.

December 9, 1864.

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2. In compliance with instructions received from headquarters Armies of the United States, Brigadier General James H. Ledlie, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby directed to repair to his home and there await further orders.

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