War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0246 N. AND. SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

January 24, 1865-4.25 p. m.

Brigadier-General TURNER,

Chief of Staff:

The 200 men, as ordered by telegram, passed up the entire peninsula beyond Dutch Gap Canal and found no person on the neck, nor could they get a plain view of the river. Three shots fired at them from the opposite side of the river, but no one injured. I await further orders.

C. A. HECKMAN,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, January 24, 1865-4.30 p. m.

General HECKMAN,

Headquarters Twenty-fifth Army Corps:

The 200 men will remain on opposite side of Dutch Gap Canal all night with patrols pushed out as far as possible, should the enemy attempt to return, to annoy them from river bank as much as possible.

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, 1865-5 p. m.

General HECKMAN,

Twenty-fifth Army Corps:

Instruct the commander of regiment at Cox's Ferry to line the river-bank from Cox's Ferry to Dutch Gap Canal with skirmishers, to fusillade the enemy's boats, should they attempt to pass during the night. Same instructions to the lieutenant-colonel of One hundred and eighteenth, at Dutch Gap Canal.

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, 1865-6.20 p. m.

General HECKMAN,

Twenty-fifth Army Corps:

Have your reserve artillery harnessed up ready to move.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to General Devens.)