War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0941 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864-3.30 p.m.

General TURNER:

Terry, on my right, reports that prisoners say Field's division is advancing on the interval between the Signal Hill and Camp Holly. He is at Signal Hill. Send Major Michie to Terry to held him arrange his troops, and if any batteries en route hurry them forward to him.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., December 10, 1864-1.24 p.m.

Major-General ORD,

Commanding Army of the James:

Have your command under arms ready to receive an attack and reserves ready to move to any part of the lines most threatened. The enemy may think you enough weakened to justify them in a general attack.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864-2 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The dispositions are made, and men under arms. Enemy in considerable force are reported by General Kautz as in front of Camp Holly and Spring Hill. They are skirmishing with our cavalry. A few casualties so far. Kautz says another force (enemy's) is advancing down the Four-Mile Creek. Strength of the enemy not known, but the cavalry report is much superior to their force. Richmond papers state we will probably attack them (the rebels) to-day; hence this may be only a reconnaissance.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., December 10, 1864-3 p.m.

Major-General ORD,

Twenty-fourth Army Corps:

The enemy have probably detached so heavily from the north side that they have become nervous lest we attack them there. If they do not attack you, I think it will be well to push out and see what the enemy have got.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

December 10, 1864-6.30 p.m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

General Kautz reports at 5.30 p.m. that a prisoner of the Eighth North Carolina represents that Kershaw has taken post in front of Fort Harrison, and that Hoke's and Field's divisions received orders at 1 o'clock last night and marched out on the Charles City and Darby-