War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0243 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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BROADWAY LANDING, VA., January 24, 1865-8 p. m.

Brigadier General R. INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, Armies in the Field, City Point:

I had to leave my twelve wagons and teams at Fort Fisher by order of General Terry. I brought back the wagon-master and teamsters, who are especially valuable to me from knowing the best roads to my batteries. I need the twelve teams very much, at once, to get the heavy guns in position on James River. If possible have the teams and wagons replaced, leaving me the same men.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

January 24, 1865-8.30 a. m.

General DEVENS,

Commanding Twenty-fourth Army Corps:

Two of the enemy's iron-clads have passed down the river. Have your command in readiness in case an attack on your front is made.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

3. 40 A. M.

General Gibbon directs you to get your command up, and let them make their coffee and be ready to move at a moment's notice. Have your picket-line inform you if any movement of the enemy takes place.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General of Chief of Staff.

(Same to General Heckman.)

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, January 24, 1865-11. 10 a. m.

Generals DEVENS and HECKMAN,

Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Army Corps:

The rebel ram Drewry has been blown up by our batteries, and the rams Fredericksburg and Richmond are aground under the fire of our batteries.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS,

January 24, 1865-4 p. m.

General DEVENS:

The cavalry report the enemy moving around on our right. Be prepared to send your reserve forces down the New Market road to relief of Signal Hill and Camp Hawley redoubts. Are these works fully manned? Apprise them of the approach of the enemy.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.