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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, January 2, 1865-11.23 p. m.

Brigadier-General HECKMAN,

Twenty-fifth Army Corps:

You will withdraw Paine's division from the lines, relieving his men on picket duty early to-morrow morning. You will direct General Paine to report in person to General Terry at 9 a. m. You will also place Lieutenant Myrick's battery under General Terry's order, having that officer also report to General Terry at same time.

By order of General Butler:

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, January 2, 1865-6 p. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN:

The following dispatch has just been received from General Grant.*

It is forwarded you for your information and direction. Please acknowledge its receipt. I am not advised whether there is transportation at Baltimore, but will learn from the Quartermaster-General.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WINCHESTER, VA., January 2, 1865-9 p. m.

(Received 9.20 p. m.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Dispatch received. The movement of the troops will take place as soon as possible.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

WINCHESTER, VA., January 2, 1865-10 p. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I can have a division of infantry in readiness to embark by rail at 10 o'clock to-morrow if transportation can be furnished. It will try and have the transportation at Stephenson's Depot at that time. Troops are encamped at the Depot, and I will not give the order to get ready until I know at what hour the transportation will be ready.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

(Copy to Lieutenant-General Grant.)

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*See Grant to Stanton, 3 p. m., p. 9.

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