HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,
January 28, 1865.
Colonel S. F. BARSTOW,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:
COLONEL: I have the honor to request that the Sixty-first Massachusetts Volunteers be assigned to the Third Brigade of this division. This is a one-year's regiment which has recently arrived at City Point, and is, I understand, not yet brigaded and awaiting orders from the commander of the Army of the Potomac.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
N. B. MCLAUGHLEN,
Brevet Brigadier-General, Commanding.
WASHINGTON, D. C., January 28, 1865-9.40 p. m.
The President authorizes you to make such arrests, close such stores, and seize such property as in your judgment may be necessary to prevent supplies being furnished to the enemy, or may be necessary for the safety and proper police of your command; also to limit the supply stores to such number as you deem proper.
By order of the President:
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,
January 28, 1865-7.05 p. m.
Twenty-fourth Army Corps:
General Ord directs that you send a regiment of General Harris' division to report to General Ferrero tomorrow morning, with their baggage. This detachment will probably be absent some time.
JNO. W. TURNER,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
January 28, 1865.
Bvt. Brigadier T. M. HARRIS,
Commanding Independent Division:
GENERAL: In compliance with instructions from headquarters Department of Virginia, the commanding general directs that you send one regiment of your command to Brevet Major-General Ferrero, commanding on the Bermuda line. They will take their baggage with them, as they will probably be absent some time.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.