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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, January 31, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel S. F. GARSTOW:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired on the lines of this corps during the past twenty-four hours.

GEO. W. GETTY,

Brevet Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS, Numbers 23.

January 31, 1865.

1. Bvt. Brigadier General Joseph E. Hamblin, U. S. Volunteers, having been assigned to duty by the President according to his brevet rank in Special Orders, 473, of December 20, 1864, from the War Department, and having reported for duty, is hereby assigned to the command of the Third Brigade of this division.

2. Colonel I. C. Bassett, Eighty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, commanding, Third Brigade, upon being relieved by Brevet Brigadier-General Hamblin, will resume command of his regiment.

By command of Brevet Major-General Wheaton:

GEO. CLENDENIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, January 31, 1865-1.20 p. m.

Major-General WILLCOX:

Lieutenant-Colonel Babcock, of General Grant's staff, has a communication for Mesrs. Stephens, Hunter, and Campbell. Will you please send word to the picket-line and notify Lieutenant-Colonel Hatch that Colonel Babcock starts immediately with the communication. Please have an officer meet Colonel Babcock at the Avery house; also the four-house spring wagon report to Babcock there.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, January 31, 1865. (Received 6.50 p.m .)

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

Messrs. Stephens, Hunter, and Campbell and Lieutenant-Colonel Hatch came through my lines at 5 p.m . and left in the cars with

Lieutenant-Colonel Babcock at dark this evening for City Point.

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OFTHE JAMES, January 31, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Richmond Sentinel, January 31, contains the following:

A gentlemen who was at the army on yesterday at Petersburg, when Messrs. Stephens, Hunter, and Campbell passed through our lines on their way to Washington, says that the shouting along the lines was prolonged and enthusiastic. It would