CITY POINT, January 29, 1865.
(Received 1.55 p. m.)
The Webster left here for Annapolis at 10 a. m. There are complaint's that the railroad trains are insufficient and horribly slow and irregular. Can you not run a train direct between Washington and Annapolis during this cold weather? Please cause the City Point and other vessels to be liberated from the Potomac as soon as possible. We are nearly out of coal. I had supposed General Thomas would have caused a plenty to be sen there long ago, but now the coal vessels are frozen in on the Delaware. The weather is very windy. At 12 m. to-day thermometer at 38^. Considerable thin ice on the river.
Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,
January 29, 1865-10.40 a. m.
Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:
No changes in the disposition of the troops of this command since last report. Company C, Fourth New York Artillery, moved up from the Ninth Corps line with six Coehorn mortars and are in readiness to go into Fort Fisher.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,
January 29, 1865.
The undersigned resumes command of the division.
NELSON A. MILES,
HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,
January 29, 1865.
Bvt. Major JOHN N. CRAIG,
Asst. Adjt. General, Artillery Headquarters, Army of the Potomac:
MAJOR: I have the honor to report that the batteries of this command occupy the following positions on this date, viz:
Battery Commanding Guns Position
C and I, 5th First Four light 12- Fort Fisher
U. S. Lieutenant E. pounder
Artillery P. Clark
11th New York First Six 3-inch Fort Welch
M, 1st New Captain G. K. Four 3-inch Fort Gregg
B, 1st New Captain A. J. Four light 12- Fort Sampson
Jersey Clark pounders
Do Do Two light 12- In reserve
K, 4th U. S. Cap. John W. Four light 12- Fort Cummings
Artillery Roder pounders
10th Bvt. Major J. Two 3-inch Fort Emery
Massachusetts H. Sleeper
Do Do Do Fort Siebert
Do Do Do In reserve