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CITY POINT, VA., February 4, 1865.

Major-General ORD:

You can go to Fort Monroe, to return to-morrow evening or night.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA, ARMY OF THE JAMES, In the Field, February 4, 1865-10.30 a. m.

General JOHN A. RAWLINS,

City Point:

Signal officer Cobb's Hill report four extra trains passing toward Petersburg, on the Petersburg and Richmond Railroad, after dark last night; thought them heavily loaded. Trains returned toward Richmond at 9 and 10.15 p. m.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, February 4, 1865-5.55 p. m.

Commodore RADFORD:

It is reported to me that great carelessness is shown by the parties of sailors on board a torpedo-boat at Aiken's wharf-snapping caps among open barrels of powder (a lot of loose powder was burnt this way yesterday by carelessness), and in other ways. Will you have the boat moored in the river away from the wart. Other parties should have charge of the works.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General, &c.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS, February 4, 1865.

Captain NOTON:

At 9.30 this p. m. there were nine shots fired on picket-line between Signal Hill and Camp Holly.

AMSDEN,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TWENTY-FOURHT ARMY CORPS, Numbers 20.

In the Field, Va., February 4, 1865.

Captain W. E. Potter Twelfth New Yersey Volunteers, aide-de-camp, is announced as acting assistant inspector-general during the temporary absence of Bvt. Major A. H. Embler, Fifty-ninth New York Volunteers, aide-de-camp and assistant inspector-general during the temporary absence of Bvt. Major A. H. Embler, Fifty-ninth New York Volunteers, aide-de-camp and assistant inspector-general.

By command of Major General John Gibbon:

EDWARD MOALE,

Captain, Nineteenth U. S. Infantry,

Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.