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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

January 15, 1865.

Brevet Major-General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

In the absence of General Crawford, I have the honor to report that no firing in the direction stated in your dispatch has been heard at these headquarters. Inquiry will at once be made of the chief of artillery as to whether the batteries have been firing.

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Brevet Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

January 15, 1865-4.30 p.m.

Brevet Major-General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

The chief of artillery reports that none of the batteries of his corps have been firing to-day.

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Brevet Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

January 15, 1865. (Received 10.15 a.m.)

Major S. F. BARSTOW:

Nothing to report.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

January 15, 1865. (Received 10.40 a.m.)

Major General A. S. WEBB:

I have nothing new to report.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

January 15, 1865. (Received 12.10 p.m.)

General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

Two deserters have just reported-Forty-sixth Virginia and Twenty-sixth South Carolina.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

January 15, 1865. (Via Fort Monroe 16th.)

Major General B. F. BUTLER,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward you by telegraph the sounding at low tide on the centre line of the Dutch Gap Canal, taken at 1 p.m. this day. Commencing at 15 feet depth in the river at lower end of