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CITY POINT, VA., January 31, 1865-3.30 p.m .

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,

Winchester, Va.:

Do you think it would be safe for you to spare a division of cavalry to send to North Carolina.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, January 31, 1865.

Colonel W. H. PETTES,

Fiftieth New York Engineers, Washington, D. C.:

Major Folwell, Fiftieth New York Engineers, leaves here to-morrow morning with Company I, Fiftieth New York Engineers, for the purpose of drawing, putting up, &c., a pontoon (canvas) bridge train for the use of cavalry of this army.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Brevet Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, Numbers 19.

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, January 31, 1865.

I. Major Adam E. King, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, having reported in accordance with paragraph 31, Special Orders, Numbers 47, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, January 30, 1865, is announced as assistant adjutant-general at these headquarters, and will be respected accordingly.

II. The major-general commanding regrets the necessity which deprives the department of the services of Major General C. H. Raymond, assistant adjutant-general, and trusts the same success will follow him in private life which has attended his efforts whilst connected with the army.

By command of Major General C. C. Augur:

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff, Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, January 31, 1865.

Major General GEORGE CROOK,

Commanding Department of West Virginia:

The regiment of cavalry at New Creek can be made an effective body of men, to be cut loose from the post at any time, if you will send a regiment of infantry there. It must be recollected that you have nearly, if not fully, 12,00 men on the line of the railroad and at the outposts-Philippic, Buckhannon, and Bulltown.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, W. VA., January 31, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel PLANTER,

Commanding First New York Cavalry, Camp Piatt:

Captain Whitley has information that a large rebel force is on the Lewisburg road. Can't say how much truth there is in it. Keep your command in hand if occasion requires action.

JOHN H. OLEY,

Colonel, Commanding.