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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, February 3, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

General Griffin states that General Barlett left his command January 6, 1865. He should have been back the 27th of January. He is still absent. There is a rumor that he has received an extension, but General Griffin cannot trace it ton any reliable source.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, February 3, 1865. (Received 9.45 a. m.)

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

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

GEO. W. GETTY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, February 3, 1865.

General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing unusual has transpired along our lines during the past twenty-four hours.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 3, 1865.

Major General E. O. C. ORD,

Commanding Army of the James:

Please send a spring wagons and ambulance to Aiken's Landing, to be there at 8 a. m. to-morrow, to take Mr. Stephens and party through the lines; also notify the rebel authorities that they will be there.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION, February 3, 1865.

Brigadier General J. W. TURNER,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: In reply to your communication of yesterday, there was nothing ascertained on the last expedition of the cavalry to justify the impression that they could gone into Richmond, nor could any such information be expected, as they did not go in the direction of Richmond and were much farther away from Richmond at their nearest point than we are now here in our camps, and at no time were they as near the entrenched position of Gary's command, with one or two exceptions, and con-