War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0126 N. AND SE.VA., N.C., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINETEENTH CORPS,

Baltimore, January 13, 1865.

Brigadier-General FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff, Middle Military Division:

SIR: All off to-night, except the Eleventh Indiana Volunteers, which is detained here by instructions from General Grant.

C. GROVER,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

WASHINGTON, D. C., January 14, 1865-6 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point, Va.:

You have perhaps seen in the papers that ex-Senator Foote, with his family, attempted to escape from Richmond to Washington, adn that he was pursued and taken back. His wife and child are now here. Please give me the earliest information you may receive concerning him-what is likely to be done with him, &c.

A. LINCOLN.

CITY POINT, January 14, 1865.

(Received 10.45 p.m.)

Major-General MEADE:

The latest intelligence from Wilmington is derived from Richmond papers of to-day, they say:

About fifty vessels are in sight, mostly opposite the former landing of the enemy. The weather is fair and the sea smooth. There was a report last night that the enemy's fleet had begun the bombardment of Fort Fisher. The War Department has no official information on the subject.

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 22. Washington, January 14, 1865.

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59. Permission to visit Washington City, D. C., for twenty-four hours is hereby granted Major General A. McD. McCook, U. S. Volunteers.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

W. A. NICHOLS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, No. 11. City Point, Va., January 14, 1865.

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III. Major General John Gibbon is hereby relieved from duty in the Army of the Potomac, and will report in person to Major General E. O. C. Ord, commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina, for orders.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.