HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, December 11, 1864-9.20 a.m. (Received 9.30 a.m.)
The following dispatch just received from General Terry:
General Foster reports to me that the enemy have withdrawn from the Signal Hill and Camp Holly front. Colonel West, of the cavalry, has re-established his picket-line.
E. O. C. ORD,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C., ARMY OF THE JAMES,
No. 168. In the Field, Va., December 11, 1864.
Bvt. Brigadier General Guy V. Henry, colonel Fortieth Massachusetts Volunteers, is hereby assigned to duty according to his brevet rank, subject to the approval of the President, to command the Third Brigade, Third Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps.
By command of Major-General Butler:
ED. W. SMITH,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
No. 393. In the Field, December 11, 1864.
1. Brigadier General Henry G. Thomas, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby ordered to report to Brigadier General C. A. Heckman, commanding Twenty-fifth Army Corps, for assigned to duty.
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By command of Major-General Ord:
ED. W. SMITH,
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION, December 11, 1864-10 a.m.
Chief of Staff;
GENERAL: Your note has been received. My picket-line has been replaced and there is no evidence of any enemy on this side of the Darbytown road. I believe the enemy to have returned to their intrenchments. If desired, I will send out on the Charles City road, although it is unimportant whether they are there or in their intrenchments. There is no enemy within our lines as held heretofore. I desire permission to order the Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry back to their quarters.
Very respectfully, &c.,
AUGUST V. KAUTZ,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.