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Baltimore, where he delivered them to General Wallace's provost-marshal, and obtained a receipt for them. Lieutenant Maguire's sword was given to the sergeant by General Wallace. During one day of the pursuit by the rebels, Sergeant Clarks' companion left him, and he guarded his two prisoners alone. Sergeant Clark was mortally wounded at the battle of Cedar Creek. If it can be allowed consistently with the rules under which these medals are granted, I would respectfully urge that it may be granted in this case, which may be sent to his family.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE B. DAMON,

Captain, Commanding Tenth Vermont Volunteers.

[First indorsement.]

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, THIRD DIV., SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

December 29, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded approved.

WM. S. TRUEX,

Colonel, Commanding.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

January 2, 1864 [1865].

Respectfully forwarded approved, and attention called to the case of Sergeant Clark, deceased.

T. SEYMOUR,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

December 27, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Nothing unusual along our lines. The experimental signal failed to bring over the deserters expected. But three men came in. They report extra vigilance on the part of their officers. The picket-firing was heavier than usual.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

Fort Monroe, December 27, 1864-8 p.m.

(Receive 10 p.m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

City Point, Va.:

I have just returned from the expedition. We had a storm from Monday until Friday, which was the earliest hour I could get out of Beaufort, where I had put in for coal, most of the transport fleet having got out coal and water. Without waiting for my return, Admiral Porter exploded the torpedo at 1 o'clock on Friday morning, and commenced his attack at 12.55 in the afternoon, twelve hours afterward. He continued the bombardment of the fort until night. I arrived in the evening and commenced landing on the beach the next morning. Got a portion on shore about 2 o'clock. Weitzel moved down upon the