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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864-3.20 p.m.

Major-General ORD, Commanding Army of the James:

I have sent in that direction one battery and 700 infantry. I have 1,200 left in reserve. Have ordered an additional battery and half of my reserve (600 men) to be in readiness to move at a moment's notice.

C. A. HECKMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864-6.50 p.m.

Brevet Major-General TERRY, Twenty-fourth Army Corps:

The troops will be in readiness at the time specified. The officer commanding has been ordered to report to you in person.

C. A. HECKMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864-8.05 p.m.

Brigadier-General HECKMAN, Commanding Twenty-fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Since I telegraphed to you I have received instructions to call on you for 600 men and a battery to-night. Please have them prepared to move at once, and I will send word where I want them soon.

ALF. H. TERRY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

December 10, 1864-8.30 p.m.

General HECKMAN, Commanding Twenty-fifth Corps:

Send a staff officer to General Ferrero to conduct the Forty-third Regiment (colored), ordered to you, to its proper position. If it arrives to-night send the other half of your infantry reserves at 5 a.m. to report to General Terry at ravine redoubt, keeping the regiment from Ferrero.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., December 10, 1864.

Captain LANGDON, Commanding Light Artillery Brigade:

CAPTAIN: The brigadier-general commanding directs that your order a battery to report to Brigadier-General Jourdan, on the Kingsland road. The battery will move with all possible dispatch.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. ABEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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