of the opinion that our mode of firing had good effect. One of the enemy's shells struck so near a limber just in rear of Mr. Woodruff's house as to raise the wheel two or three feet from the ground without injuring either the limber or the shanty. Another struck quite harmlessly inside the fort. Mr. Birney was here.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. H. PIERCE,
Captain, First Connecticut Artillery.
HDQRS. TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
December 14, 1864.
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4. Surg. A. J. H. Buzzell, Third New Hampshire Volunteers, is hereby appointed medical inspector Twenty-fourth Army Corps, vice Surg. J. M. Rice, Twenty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteers, appointed medical inspector Army of the James.
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By command of Bvt. Major General A. H. Terry:
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. SECOND DIV.,25TH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Va., December 14, 1864.
The following-named officers are hereby announced on the staff of the brigadier-general commanding, viz: Captain Theodore C. Glazier, One hundred and sixteenth U. S. Colored Troops, acting assistant
adjutant-general, vice Lieutenant J. B. West, aide-de-camp, relieved; Captain William E. Furness, Forty-fifth U. S. Colored Troops, provost-marshal and judge-advocate. All official communications intended for these headquarters will be addressed to Captain Glazier.
By command of Brigadier General William Birney:
JAMES B. WEST,
First Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
WILLIAMSBURG, December 14, 1864-2.30 p.m.
Headquarters Army of the James:
Just received your dispatch. Have sent for one company of the First New York Mounted Rifles, Captain Oberteuffer; one company of the Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry, Captain Bouve. They will be at Grove's Wharf as soon as possible.
J. C. HICKS,
Major Sixteenth New York, Commanding Post.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, December 15, 1864-10.30 a.m.
(Sent 11.15 a.m.)
Hon. E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
Among the list of brevet commissions forwarded by you for distribution I do not find the name of Brigadier General J. J. Bertlett, who was recommended for the brevet of major-general in a letter from Major-General