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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

January 16, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel SMITH:

There are four brigades in the First Division. The three now here number, present for duty, 5,972. Exclusive of the fourth brigade there are present for duty 4,231.

JOHN GIBBON,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 10

In the Field, Va., January 16, 1865.

I. Captain and Bvt. Major A. H. Embler, Fifty-ninth New York Volunteers, acting aide-de-camp, is hereby announced as acting inspector-general of the corps, relieving Major C. C. Abell. Division inspectors will at once report to Brevet Major Embler for instructions.

II. Major C. C. Abell, besides his duties as chief of artillery, will also perform those of chief ordnance officer of the corps, pursuant to the act of Congress approved July 17, 1862. Captain Male will report to Major Abell as assistant.

III. Captain William E. Potter, Twelfth New jersey Volunteers, aide-de-camp, is appointed judge-advocate of the corps. Each division commander will, as soon as practicable, appoint a judge-advocate for his division, and will direct him to report Captain Potter for instructions.

By command of Major General John Gibbon:

THEODORE READ,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, THIRD DIV., TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 3.

January 16, 1865.

In obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 11, dated headquarters Third Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps, January 16, 1865, I hereby assume command of this brigade.

EDGAR M. CULLEN,

Colonel Ninety-sixth New York Volunteers.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS EXPEDITIONARY FORCES, Numbers 5.

Before Wilmington, N. C., January 16, 1865.

I. Division and brigade commanders will cause immediate search to be made throughout their commands for all quartermaster's, commissary, and ordnance stores captured in the operations of the last few days, and have them turned in to the chiefs of those departments at these headquarters without delay.

II. Major Charles E. Pearce, Sixteenth New York Heavy Artillery, is announced as provost-marshal on the staff of the brevet major-general commanding, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By order of Bvt. Major General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.