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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

December 22, 1864.

Brigadier-General TURNER:

General Harris has reported to me. He tells me that the two brigades which are to come here have not yet arrived at Bermuda. He does not expect them till to-morrow morning. I will have transportation ready for them. I suggest that if the draught of water of their vessels will permit they should come in there to Jones' Landing. You say that General Ord directs that one brigade shall be encamped on the right of Camp Holly. Does he wish them to go outside of the line connecting that work with the Deep Bottom line? The ground there is either a quite steep hillside or low, and, I think, rather damp.

ALF. H. TERRY,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

December 22, 1864.

Brigadier General C. DEVENS:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the brevet major-general commanding to directs you to have the camp of the brigade of General Ames' division that was in reserve cleared of all officers and men who may still be there, so that the huts can be taken possession of by the brigade of Brevet Brigadier-General Harris' command that has been sent to the corps. The camp will have to be vacated to-morrow forenoon.

Very respectfully,

THEODORE READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HATCHER'S, December 22, 1864-3 p.m.

General TURNER:

Portions of the Eleventh and Fifteenth West Virginia, under command of Colonel Wells, have arrived. They number about 800 men.

Very respectfully,

E. FERRERO,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. DEFENSES OF BERMUDA, VA.,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

December 22, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel J. M. CLOUGH,

Commanding Engineer Brigade:

COLONEL: You will proceed with your command at daylight to-morrow morning, to City Point, via Broadway Landing, and report to your commanding officer at that place.

By order of Brevet Major-General Ferrero:

GEO. A. HICKS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.