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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE JAMES, In the Field, January 31, 1865. (Received 3.30 p.m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

All my brigades are carried away by the ice. I have but six days' rations within reach. Bridges may be repaired by to-morrow. Are you aware that by the President's order I sent word yesterday p. m. though General Parke that the three peace commissioners will be met at or [near] where they now are, on General Parke's front, by a messenger from Washington? I presume the negotiations are to be conducted at City Point. Stephens, Hunter, and Campbell are Davis' commissioners. Will this affect your order to move?

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 18.

In the Field, Va., January 31, 1865.

The Eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers is relieved from these headquarters, and the commanding office will report to Brigadier-General Devens, commanding Third Division, for orders. Brigadier-General Devens will detail weekly from his division a guard for these headquarters of not less than 100 men, to be selected form the companies reported in best order in the regiments of his division.

By command of Major General John Gibbon;

EDWARD MOALE,

Captain, Nineteenth U. S. Infantry, Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS, January 31, 1865.

Brigadier General J. R. HAWLEY,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that when you are ready to leave for Fort Fisher you will take command of any troops that may be leaving at that time, provided the transportation can be had for them.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWARD MOALE,

Captain, Nineteenth U. S. Infantry, Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 24TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 22.

In the Field, Va., January 31, 1865.

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4. First Lieutenant George R. Turnbull, Tenth Connecticut Volunteers, is hereby detailed as aide-de-camp on the staff of the brigadier-general commanding, and will report in person to Brigadier General J. R. Hawley at these headquarters without delay.

By command of Brigadier General J. R. Hawley:

P. A. DAVIS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.