4. Brigadier General J. D. Fessenden, commanding Third Brigade, First Division Nineteenth Corps, is announced as commander of the post of Winchester and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
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By command of Major-General Sheridan:
C. KINGSBURY, JR.,
HDQRS. FIRST SEPARATE Brigadier, DEPT. OF WASHINGTON,
Fairfax Court-House, Va., January 6, 1865-7 p.m.
Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,
Chief of Staff, Department of Washington:
Colonel Gansevoort, command at Prospect Hill, reports that at 1.30 o'clock this morning an attack was made on his picket-post at Lewinsville the enemy firing into his reserve, wounding three men, though it is supposed with some loss to the enemy. The rest of the line is reported quiet.
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
POINT LOOKOUT, January 6, 1865.
(Received 8 a.m. 7th.)
Honorable G. WELLES
Secretary of the Navy:
Telegram received. General Barnes is of the opinion that with two small vessels on each side of the river the Roanoke will be dispensed with. Condition of the Roanoke's boilers is such that she will soon have to leave. Chief engineer's report goes by to-day's mail. Every precaution has been taken to meet any attack.
A. H. KILTY,
WINCHESTER, January 6, 1865.
Keep all the trains of Second Division at Stephenson's Depot intact.
JAS. W. FORSYTH.
HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,
January 6, 1865-9.50 a.m.
Chief of Staff:
I received and issued yesterday the orders repeated this morning. The Second Division is ready to move when the cars are ready. The wagon and ambulance trains are ordered to remain.
W. H. EMORY
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.