War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0283 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

January 28, 1865.

Colonel MORRISON,

Fort Magruder:

The enemy are reported moving on your post with a force of 800 cavalry. Be prepared for them.

J. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, January 28, 1865.

Brigadier General C. K. GRAHAM,

Naval Brigade, Broadway Landing:

Your telegram is received and your proposition is approved. Please see Commodore Radford on the river and arrange with him some plan of small boat or launch patrols on the lower James, where boats are reported as crossing over, or concealed in creeks, or preparing to use torpedoes. As soon as the two gun-boats now preparing are ready send them to report to Brigadier-General Palmer, in North Carolina. Have the two officers in command of these gun-boats report to General in person as soon as the boats are ready.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, Numbers 12.

January 28, 1865.

The following, from His Excellency the Governor of the State of New York, is published for the information of those concerned:

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS.

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Resolved. That the thanks of the legislature representing the people of the state of New York are hereby tendered to Major General Philip H. Sheridan and the officers and men under his command for their gallant exploits in the Valley of the Shenanoah, in achieving a series of victories which will shine resplendently in our military annals with a luster as enduring as history.

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STATE OF NEW YORK,

In Assembly, January 13, 1865.

Resolved, That the Assembly concur in the passage of the foregoing resolutions.

By order:

J. B. CUSHMAN,

Clerk.

STATE OF NEW YORK.

In Senate, January 5, 1865.

The foregoing resolutions were duly passed.

JAS. TERWILLIGER,

Clerk.

By command of Major-General Sheridan:

C. KINGSBURY, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.