BALTIMORE, January 27, 1865-1 p. m.
I will be ready to leave here on Monday next. Is it your desire that I turn the department over to General McCook during my absence?
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, January 27, 1865.
Major General LEW. WALLACE,
Commanding Middle Department, Baltimore, Md.:
The Chief of Staff U. S. Army directs that you furnish a suitable number of troops from your command for guard duty at camp Parole, in place of the Eleventh U. S. Infantry ordered away. Please acknowledge receipt by telegraph.
WINCHESTER, January 27, 1865.
Commanding Fort Delaware:
Additional men will be sent you in a very few days to the number of the Delaware regiment relieved.
P. H. SHERIDAN,
HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, Numbers 20.
City Point, Va., January 28, 1865.
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II. Major Henry V. Slosson, Fifteenth Regiment New York Engineers, will proceed with pontoon train, troops, &c., now on board steamer Neptune, to Beaufort, N. C., and there report to the officer in command of U. S. forces at that place. Immediately on arrival he will debark his train and command to enable the vessel to return to City Point without delay. Major Slosson will call on the commanding officer at Beaufor for such number of teamsters as he may require for his train, who is hereby directed to furnish the same.
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By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:
T. S. BOWERS,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,
January 28, 1865-4.45 p. m.
Deserters in to-day state that day before yesterday Mahone's division, two miles out of Petersburg on Boydton plank road, left going southward, supposed by some for North Carolina, by others to be a flank movement.
E. O. C. ORD,