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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

January 24, 1865-6.25 a. m.

General HECKMAN,

Twenty-fifth Army Corps:

The enemy's gun-boats are reported between Fort Brady and Dutch Gap Canal. Send the nearest good regiment to Cox' s Ferry, to prevent a landing, or to line the river-bank as sharpshooters on the enemy's boats, if they are in the stream.

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, 1865-7.15 a. m.

General HECKMAN,

Twenty-fifth Army Corps:

Please countermand the order sending regiment to Jones's Landing; and let in move over to the left of your line.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

JANUARY 24, 1865-8.40 a. m.

Major-General GIBBON,

Commanding;

General Wild reports a large body of the enemy on the opposite side of the James moving toward Bermuda Hundred.

C. A. HECKMAN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

January 24, 1865.

Brigadier General J. W. TURNER,

Chief of Staff:

I have in reserve a detachment of my Third Division, about 2,000 men, on left of Battery 6; a brigade of the First Division in rear and left of Fort Burnham; two brigades of the Second Division right and rear of Fort Burnham, one the fort, and the other the line.

C. A. HECKMAN,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, January 24, 1865 -12.10 p. m.

General HECKMAN,

Twenty-fifth Army Corps:

Let the detachment go down to the gap. General Turner is in that neighborhood, and I will send him word.

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.