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FORT MAGRUDER, January 30, 1865.

Brigadier General J. W. TURNER,

Chief of Staff:

I have been on the alert ever since your telegram. Have largely re-enforced my picket for the last two nights. Have seen nothing of the enemy, and can hear nothing of them. I think they are after deserters, who came down in very large numbers.

J. J. MORRISON,

Colonel Sixteen New York Vol. Artillery, Commanding Post.

FORT MONROE, January 30, 1865. (Received 4.50 p. m.)

Honorable GIDEON WELLES,

Secretary of the Navy:

Just arrived from Fort Fisher and Beaufort, N. C. All quiet. Leave here at 5 for Annapolis. Will be in Washington in the forenoon.

G. V. FOX,

Assistant Secretary.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Numbers 18.

Fort Fisher, N. C., January 30, 1865.

I. Bvt. Major General A. Ames, commanding Second Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps, will detail from his command one regiment of about 300 men for duty, who will encamp at or near Battery Buchanan and report to Colonel George S. Dodge, chief quartermaster, for fatigue duty, furnishing such details for this purpose as he may from time to time require.

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By order of Major General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WINCHESTER, January 30, 1865.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

Would it be proper to let me know where General Grover's division is? General Bridge and several other officers have applied to me to know where to join the commands.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

WINCHESTER, VA., January 30, 1865.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

General Wallace says that he is ready to go on certain secret service, by direction of the War Department, and proposes that General McCook be left in charge. I am not entirely satisfield to leave McCook