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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

December 10, 1864-7 p.m.

General BUTLER, Fort Monroe:

Field's division came down the Darbytown road to-day and made a feeble attempt to penetrate between Signal Hill redoubt and Camp Holly redoubt. He was easily stopped.

JNumbers W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

FORT MONROE, VA., December 10, 1864-3.30 p.m.

(Received 4 p.m.)

Honorable G. V. FOX, Assistant Secretary of the Navy:

We would like some more men, about 200 at once, to fill up discharged men's places. They can follow us down. Mostly seamen and ordinary seamen.

D. D. PORTER,

Rear-Admiral.

[HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

December 10, 1864.]

Lieutenant CRAFT,

Signal Officer, Headquarters Twenty-fourth Corps:

Ask the signal officers and commanding officers of the redoubts at Signal Hill and Camp Holly whether they have been informed by General Terry that the enemy are reported coming down the Darbytown road. Also whether they have any indications of that fact, and inquire where Colonel Jourdan's headquarters are. Answer at once.

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

December 10, 1864.

Lieutenant KETCHUM, Signal Hill:

Have you or the commanding officers at Signal Hill and Camp Holly been informed by General Terry that the enemy are advancing down the Darbytown road, and have they had any indications of the enemy, and also if they know where Colonel Jourdan's headquarters are? Also tell Beardslee to go to Camp Holly and help at that station.

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864.

Captain NORTON:

Lieutenant Ketchum, at Signal Hill, sends the following dispatch:

"The enemy's pickets are between this place and Camp Holly, in the woods about thirty yards from line between the two forts. Fort Holly is all right."

CRAFT,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

Respectfully forwarded for the information of the commanding general.

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.