U. S. STEAMER RHODE ISLAND,
January 14, 1865.
Brigadier General HENRY L. ABBOT,
U. S. Volunteers,
Commanding Siege Guns, Artillery, and Engineers:
DEAR GENERAL: It will afford us much pleasure in complying with your request in regard to getting the siege guns on shore, unless we should receive orders from the admiral to take up another station that may prevent it.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
STEPHEN D. TRENCHARD,
Commanding U. S. Steamer Rhode Island.
MOREHEAD CITY, January 14, 1865.
Commanding District of North Carolina:
GENERAL: I have just arrived from Fort Fisher. Left the fleet 3 o'clock this morning. We landed the troops all safely and got a good position. We look forward with much hope. I am sorry to learn General Butler is relieved. Any news from the Valley?
GEO. S. DODGE.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA,
New Berne, N. C., January 14, 1865.
The steamer Allison will go to Washington on Monday afternoon. Mr. Wiswell and any such people, General Palmer says, may go. He wishes you to go in command. Orders have been issued to-day for the Twenty-third New York Cavalry to come at once to New Berne, bring all their traps, and report to Colonel Savage, Twelfth New York Cavalry, who, it is believed, will make them effective. Don't wait to receive the order, as it will not get down until Monday, but start them off as soon as practicable.
By order of General Palmer:
J. A. JUDSON,
HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, No. 9. January 14, 1865.
General Orders, No. 8, January 12, 1865, from these headquarters, is hereby revoked. The prisoner, John E. Boyd, Confederate soldier, to whom it alludes, will at once be sent to Fort McHenry, Md., there to be confined in charge of the guard until the end of the war.
By command of Major-General Sheridan:
C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,