War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0552 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA, ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, February 13, 1865-10.40 a. m.

Major General J. GIBBON,

Commanding Twenty-fourth Corps:

Scatter the newspapers containing President's report of peace conference on your picket-line, so as to have it thrown across to the rebels.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Same to General Ferrero.)

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 22.

In the Field, Va., February 13, 1865.

I. Captain W. H. Male is hereby announced as acting assistant adjutant general, Twenty-fourth Army Corps, during the temporary absence of Captain Edward Moale.

II. Captain M. B. Bessey is hereby announced as acting assistant inspector-general, Twenty-fourth Army Corps, during the temporary absence of Captain W. E. Potter.

By command of Brigadier General Charles Devens:

WM. H. MALE,

Captain, 139th New York Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEFENSES OF BERMUDA,

HUNDRED, VA., ARMY OF THE JAMES, Numbers 44.

February 13, 1865.

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6. In obedience to orders from headquarters Armies of the United States, received through headquarters Army of the James, Company A, Second Pennsylvania Artillery, will proceed to Fort Fisher, N. C., and report at that place to Major General A. H. Terry, commanding expedition. the men will carry forty rounds of ammunition in cartridge-boxes. Twenty days' rations will be taken on board at Bermuda Hundred. The commanding officer of Company A will proceed with his command at 5 a. m. to-morrow and report to Captain Walbridge, assistant quartermaster at Bermuda Hundred, who will furnish the necessary transportation.

By command of Brevet Major-General Ferrero:

GEO. A. HICKS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF EASTERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 3.

Norfolk, Va., February 13, 1865.

Brigadier General I. Vogdes, commanding Defense of Norfolk and Portsmouth, will assume command of the post of Norfolk and Portsmouth and their defenses. The post quartermasters and commissaries and other issuing officers will issue upon his orders. Brigadier-General Vogdes of a post within the limits of his command.

By order of Brigadier General George H. Gordon:

WICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.