War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0998 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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STEAUART'S FRONT-2.05 p.m.

Colonel BRENT:

Early this morning one regiment of infantry was drilling behind Battery A. Forty wagons passed up the river and twenty-five down. No movements of troops or change of camps.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

3.30 P. M.

Colonel BRENT:

One very large steamer just came down the river loaded with troops.

R.,

Sergeant, at C.

(Same to A. B.)

3.45 P. M.

Major P.:

Evening report: There has passed in rear of Battery 5, going toward enemy's left, exclusive of special reports, one train of fourteen box-cars,the tops of which were crowded with troops, and forty wagons. Rear of same battery, going toward City Point, four trains, one of ten box-cars and four flats, one of ten flats, one of eight flats, and one of twelve box-cars, and forty wagons.

W.,

Sergeant, at D.

Two trains have passed on the old track this side of Whitehead's going toward Petersburg.

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

FRONT OF FORT HOWARD, December 14, 1864-5.15 p.m.

Colonel B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

At 2.30 p.m. a train of fifteen wagons passed west on the Cox road. No change observed in the enemy's lines on this front this day. All quiet in their camps.

C. G. AIKEN,

Sergeant, Signal Corps.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 447. Washington, December 14, 1864.

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6. The resignation of Major General Thomas L. Crittenden, U. S. Volunteers, has been accepted by the President, to take effect December 13, 1864.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

No. 338. December 14, 1864.

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4. The commander of the cavalry division will at once detach a company of cavalry of not less than fifty privates, with orders to report to