War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0947 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

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

Brevet Brigadier-General BATES,

Commanding Reserve Forces:

GENERAL: You will direct the detachment of your command now under marching orders to move at once down the Kingsland road to the Deep Bottom line and report to Brevet Brigadier-General Jourdan.

By command of Brigadier General C. A. Heckman:

W. H. ABEL,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Brevet Brigadier-General BATES,

Commanding Reserve Forces:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that after sending the regiment to General Jourdan, that you place the balance of your command in such position that they will be in readiness to move at a moment's notice to any point on the line that they may be needed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. ABEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

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

Brevet Brigadier-General BATES,

Commanding Reserve Forces:

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that your order the officer in charge of the detachment of your command now under marching orders to report in person to Brevet Major-General Terry without delay. The troops will not move until further orders.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. ABEL,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

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

Brevet Brigadier-General BATES,

Commanding Reserve Forces:

GENERAL: I am directed by the brigadier-general commanding to inform you that the detachment of your command now under marching orders will not be needed to-night, but will be under arms at 5 a.m. to-morrow and subject to orders from Brevet Major-General Terry. I am also directed to inform you that troops from Bermuda Hundred