War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 1090 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., December 28, 1864.

Colonel MOON,

Corps Officer of the Day:

COLONEL: I am directed by the brigadier-general commanding to inform you that he has received a dispatch informing him a disposition on the part of the enemy to attack on Chaffin's farm. The general directs that a sharp lookout be kept, and any movement on the part of the enemy reported to these headquarters without delay.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. ABEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., December 28, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM BIRNEY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: Brigadier General C. A. Heckman directs that you dismiss your command, with instructions that regimental commanders keep their men well in hand and ready to fall in at a moment's notice.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. ABEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., December 28, 1864.

Brevet Brigadier-General DRAPER,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: I am directed by the brigadier-general commanding to inform you that one regiment from General Bates' command has been ordered to report to you. You will place them in reserve on your right near Fort Burnham.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. ABEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., December 29, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

There are now in this depot over 2,000 serviceable artillery horses and over 1,000 cavalry horses for issue. There are over 10,000 other cavalry horses which will probably be fit for issue within sixty days, and about 1,000 which will answer for teams and ambulances. There are also some 2,000 in hospital, a part of which will be sold. There are also a considerable number in Northern depots which are kept there for convenience of forage. All approved requisitions from Sheridan's army, the Potomac, and the James have been filled. Sherman