War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0138 N. AND SE.VA., N.C., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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canal, and sounding at intervals of 18 feet to 15 feet depth of water in the river at upper end of canal, I find 15, 12, 11, 12, 10, 10 1/2, 9 1/2, 9, 10, 9 1/2, 9, 9, 9 1/4, 9, 7 1/2, 6, 6, 5, 5, 4, 3 1/2, 3 1/2, 3 1/2, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2, 4, 4 1/2, 5, 7, 10, 15. Add 3 1/2 feet to all these sounding for depth at daily high tide, and 8 feet for depth at highest water during recent freshest in James River. One hundred and fifty feet of the shallowest part is, at low tide, 53 feet wide on surface of water in narrowest place.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. L. BUCKLAND,

First Lieutenant, First Engrs. New York State Vols., Actg. Asst. Engr.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C., ARMY OF THE JAMES, No. 7. In the Field, Va., January 15, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel John Coughlin, Tenth New Hamsphire Volunteers, is hereby announced as provost-marshal-general of this department.

By command of Major-General Ord:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C., ARMY OF THE JAMES, No. 9. In the Field, January 15, 1865.

Major General John Gibbon, U. S. Volunteers, having reported to the department commander in obedience to Special Orders, No. 11, from headquarters Armies of the United States, dated January 14, 1865, is hereby assigned to the command of the Twenty-fourth Army Corps, subject to the approval of the lieutenant-general commanding and of the President.

By command of Major-General Ord:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS, No. 9. In the Field, Va., January 15, 1865.

In conformity with General Orders, No. 9, from the headquarters Army of the James, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Twenty-fourth Army Corps.

JOHN GIBBON,

Major-GEneral, Volunteers.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, THIRD DIV., No. 2. TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS, January 15, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. B. Raulston having been mustered out by reason of the expiration of his term of service, the undersigned hereby assumes command of this brigade, by virtue of seniority of rank. The present staff will be retained, and all existing orders will remain in force.

WM. KREUTZER,

Lieutenant-Colonel Ninety-eighth New York Volunteers.