War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0232 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

January 24, 1865. (Received 10.30 a. m.)

Lieutenant Colonel S. F. BARSTOW:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired on the lines of this corps during the last twenty-four hours.

GEO. W. GETTY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

January 24, 1865. (Received 3 p. m.)

Major General JOHN G. PARKE,

Army of the Potomac:

Following received by Major Hutchins:

The rebel gun-boats came down the river last night. Daylight showed four of them aground between Howlett's and the Crow's Nest Tower. We blew one up, and the other three are still aground. We are pegging away at them, and hope to annihilate them before night, but they shed our shot handsomely. Have been up all night. Had a rally on the right of our picket-line, but our men did not lose a foot. Wish you were over here to see the sight.

Yours, with much regard,

GEO. A. HICKS.

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

January 24, 1865.

Brevet Major-General POTTER,

Commanding Second Division, Ninth Army Corps:

Major-General Parke, in the absence of Major-General Meade, is in command ot the army. Brevet Major-General Willcox is in command of the corps.

By order, &c.:

JNO. C. YOUNGMAN,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

January 24, 1865-3 a. m.

Brigadier-General RAWLINS:

The enemy's gun-boats have passed our obstructions opposite Crow's Nest. It is not known how many, but two are reported.

JOHN GIBBON,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, January 24, 1865-3.20 a. m.

Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

City Point:

General Ferrero telegraphs the enemy's gun-boats have certainly passed the obstructions. The commanding officers at the canal reports