War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0214 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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NORFOLK, VA., January 23, 1865.

Colonel MORRISON, Commanding, Fort Magruder, Va.:

The Purnell Legion is under orders to report to you at once. On their arrival relieve Company H, Twentieth New York Cavalry, and order them to report to Brigadier-General Kautz, commanding Cavalry Division, Army of the James.

By order of Brigadier-General Shepley:

WICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NORFOLK, VA., January 23, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel WHITE, Eastville, Va.:

Embark the Purnell Legion at once, to report to Colonel Morrison at Fort Magruder.

By order of Brigadier-General Shepley:

WICKMAN HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

EASTVILLE, January 23, 1865.

Major W. HOFFMAN, Assistant Adjutant-General:

The cavalry to relieve the Purnell cavalry has but just arrived, and are now relieving the different posts occupied by them. There is no transport here. The Purnell cavalry will be ready to leave to-morrow evening or next day morning at furthest.

FRANK J. WHITE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Field report of U. S. Forces at Fort Fisher, Federal Point, N. C., under the command of Major General Alfred H. Terry, January 23, 1865.

Infantry. Artillery. Total.

Command Officer Men. Officer Men. Officer Men.

. s. s. s.

Headqua 14 72 ...... ....... 14 72

rters

Expedit

ionary

Forces,

Major

General

A. H.

Terry.

Second 111 2,623 ....... ....... 111 2,623

Divisio

n

Twenty-

fourth

Army

Corps,

Bvt.

Major

General

A.

Ames.

Third 162 3,529 ....... ....... 162 3,529

Divisio

n,

Twenty-

fifth

Army

Corps,

Brigadi

er

General

Charles

, J.

Paine.

Second 45 873 2 61 47 934

Brigade

, First

Divisio

n,

Twenty-

fourth

Army

Corps,

Bvt.

Brigadi

er

General

J. C.

Abbott.

Battali ...... ....... 11 372 11 372

on

First

Connect

icut

Heacy

Artille

ry,

Captain

W. G.

Pride.

Company 2 148 ....... ...... 2 148

A,

Fifteen

th New

York

Volunte

er

Enginee

rs,

Lieuten

ant K.

Samuel

O'Keefe

.

Sixteen ....... ....... 3 42 3 42

th New

York

Light

Battery

,

Captain

R. H.

Lee.

Light ....... ....... 4 57 4 57

Company

E,

Third

U. S.

Artille

ry,

Lieuten

ant J.

R.

Myrick.

Total. 334 7,245 20 532 354 7,777

ALFRED H. TERRY,

Major-Genera, Commanding Expedition.

FORT FISHER, N. C.,

January 23, 1865.