War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0249 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

January 24, 1865-4.45 p. m.

Brigadier-General BIRNEY:

No, sir, everything appears to be quiet down by them. There is no news, general.

D. D. WHEELER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

January 24, 1865-4.50 p. m.

Brigadier-General BIRNEY:

The general commanding directs that the troops no longer remain under arms, but held ready for any movement on the part of the enemy.

D. D. WHEELER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

January 24, 1865-6 p. m.

Brigadier General J. W. TURNER,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Colonel Evans reports that the movement spoken of in his dispatch took place, about 2 p. m. to-day, and appeared to be about a division of infantry, which moved inside of their works toward the Charles City roads and toward the enemy's left. All quiet on his line. Scouting parties are out the line in every direction. I will report the result of their operations.

AUGUST V. KAUTZ,

Brigadier and Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

January 24, 1865-10 p.m.

Brigadier-General TURNER,

Chief of Staff:

Captain Masten, First New York Mounted Rifles, who has just returned from a reconnaissance to White's Tavern, on the Charles City road, reports the road strongly picketed and extensive bivouac fires in the vicinity of White's Tavern, which is about a mile in front of these entrancements of the enemy. I have still another party out that I expect to hear from soon.

AUGUST V. KAUTZ,

Brigadier-General and Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, January 24, 1865-11.30 p. m.

General KAUTZ,

Kautz' Cavalry:

General Gibbon directs that you move out with a strong force of cavalry to-morrow morning early to develop and ascertain the enemy's