CITY POINT, February 3, 1865-3 p. m.
Stephens and party will return here to-night, and will be sent to you by the 10 a. m. train to-morrow, to be passed through the lines as they came. Please notify the commanding officer on the front of the enemy where they will go through of the fact, so that preparations may be made to received them.
U. S. GRANT.
ALEXANDRIA, February 3, 1865-11.45 p. m.
I will start at 6 a. m. to-morrow, and hope to get through the ice by to-morrow evening.
J. LM. SCHOFIELD,
CITY POINT, VA., February 3, 1865-9.30 p. m.
(Received 10.40 p. m.)
General M. C. MEIGS,
General Ingalls will be in Washington to-morrow. He can answer your questions in regard to Colonel Webster. Colonel Dodge will probably return to the Department of Virginia, so that it will not be necessary to put the quartermaster Twenty-fourth Corps in as chief in the department.
U. S. GRANT,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, February 3, 1865-3.40 p. m.
Five deserters form the Nineteenth Virginia Battalion say they came with the Twentieth Virginia Battalion form the defense of Richmond on Monday last, relieving the Armory and Arsenal Battalions, who are sent back on account of desertions. Heard nothing of any other changes on the line in our front.
FRED. L. MANNING,
FEBRUARY 3, 1865.
Colonel G. H. SHARPE,
Deserters from Scales, came in 5 p. m., report Mahone back. His pickets were thrown out against on their old line yesterday morning. No particulars. Everything quiet.
J. C. B.[ABCOCK].