War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0240 N. AND. SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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JONES' LANDING, January 24, 1865.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

I have just received the following from General Ferrero:

The two boats that were aground have got off and moved under shelter of Trent's Reach. One disabled. I sunk two boats and disabled one; the best I could do.

F. T. DENT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. Army, Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, January 24, 1865-9.15 a. m.

Doctor SUCKLEY,

Point of Rocks, Va.:

The rebel rams are at Howlett House Battery. The devil is to pay, and no pitch hot. You are not wanted unless you can doctor the Onondaga, which has a weak stomach and south refuge behind the pontoon bridge.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, January 24, 1865-3.40 a. m.

CHIEF QUARTERMASTER,

Jones' Landing:

Get what men you can at Jones' Landing under arms, to prevent the enemy's landing and burning your place.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, January 24, 1865-10.55 a. m.

Lieutenant KING,

Pontoon Bridge;

One of the rebel iron-clads is reported to be coming down. Look out for her.

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

OFFICE OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

ARMIES OPERATING AGAINST RICHMOND, VA.,

City Point, January 24, 1865.

Major-General ORD,

Commanding Army of the James:

GENERAL: The following account of the rebel gun-boats and their armament, taken from deserters, as near as we can get it, we believe to be correct:

Virginia (iron-clad)-Captain Dunnington: 160 men. Plating, 18 inches, sides shield; hull, 6 inches; top deck, 1 inch. Hull above water,