relieve the Sixty-fourth New York Volunteers, Fourth Brigade; the Sixty-fourth New York Volunteers will be moved to the left of the Fourth Brigade, near Fort Cummings; the One hundred and forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, now garrisoning Forts Gregg and Sampson, will move to and garrison Fort Cummings, relieving the Eighty-eighth New York Volunteers, which will move to and garrison Fort Gregg; the Sixty -sixth New York Volunteers will be strengthened by details to seventy-five muskets, and placed as garrison to Fort Sampson; the Thirty-ninth New York Volunteers and the One hundred and twenty-fifth New York Volunteers, on being relieved, will be placed on the line of the Third Brigade. The above changes when effected will be reported to the acting assistant adjutant-general at these headquarters.
By command of Brigadier-General Miles:
RICHARD A. BROWN,
Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,
December 24, 1864. (Received 9.25 p.m.)
Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS:
I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired within the lines of this command during the preceding twenty-four hours.
H. G. WRIGHT,
HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,
December 24, 1864.
Nothing new along our lines. Eight deserters have been reported to these headquarters-three from Fifty-ninth Virginia, three from Forty-first Alabama, two from Thirty-fifth North Carolina. Others came in, but have not yet been reported.
JNumbers G. PARKE,
GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,
No. 50. December 24, 1864.
The general commanding takes pride in publishing to the corps the names of the following soldiers to whom were awarded by the National Congress medals of honor for gallant and meritorious conduct in the field: Private John H. Harbourne, Company K, Twenty-ninth Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers; Sergt. James S. Hill, Company C, Fourteenth New York Artillery; Sergt. Major George H. Plowman, Third Maryland Battalion; First Sergt. Barnard A. Strausbaugh, Company A, Third Maryland Battalion; Private Robert Reid, Company G, Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers; Corpl. Patrick Monaghan, Company G, Forty-eight Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers;