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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

January 17, 1865.

Major-General ORD,

Commanding Army of the James:

You telegram to General Meade received. The company of the Connecticut regiment will not be disturbed. i will find one on this side. Understood that there was a disposable battery with you. Abbot took off two of mine.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brevet Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., January 17, 1865.

Colonel R. C. WEBSTER,

Quartermaster, Fort Monroe:

The order to you of date yesterday, to coal, water and provisions vessels sufficient to carry 4,000 troops and 50 sixmule teams, is countermanded except as to the teams.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

January 17, 1865 - 10.25 a. m.

Fort Fisher was taken on the night of the 15th by the army. The navy aided on one fort, but did not get in. They behaved gallantly. Three leading brigade commanders wounded. Curtis led (wound not serious), Pennypacker's next, Bell's next. Salute of 100 guns, blank cartridges, will be fired to-day at noon on bermuda front. One thousand prisoners taken, including General Whiting and Colonel Lamb, both wounded, Turn out the bands.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE ARTILLERY,

Broadway Landing, January 17, 1865.

Brevet Major-General HUNT,

Chief of artillery, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

The battery of 4 1/2-inch guns will be ready by to-morrow afternoon. I have been General Ord, who entirely refuses to allow any company of First Connecticut Artillery to be taken from bermuda Hundred lines. I have no other available troops.

GEO. B. COOK,

Major First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

NORTH ATLANTIC SQUADRON, U. S. FLAG-SHIP MALVERN,

Off Fort Fisher, january 17, 1865.

Honorable GODEON WELLES,

Secretary of the navy:

SIR: Second Lieutenant W. W. Clemens, U. S. Signal Corps, was detailed, at my request for a signal officer, by the chief of that corps to serve as signal officer on my staff. Mr. Clemens has taught the army code