War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0558 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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Prickett that it did not enter his mind to fire on these two mounted men, so confident was he that they were our own officers. One, the leading man, was dressed in officer's jacket and dark pants, and finely mounted; the second one, much younger, and acting as if he was an orderly, was dressed in a blouse and light uniform pants, and was also well mounted. Charges will be preferred against Lieutenant Prickett for gross neglect of duty, and if, after an investigation of his past record, I find his previous services have not been particularly meritorious. I shall make application to have him summarily discharged the service, with reasons stated.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. WHEATON,

Brevet Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

February 14, 1865. (Received 9.45 a. m.)

Major-General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing new to report.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

February 14, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

COLONEL: The troops of this command having taken no active part in the affairs of the 5th, 6th, and 7th instant, I have the honor to report that I have no recommendations to make under circular of the 10th instant, calling for names of enlisted men who pre-eminently distinguished themselves in those actions.

I have the honor to be, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General, Commanding.

FEBRUARY 14, 1865-12.30 a. m.

Major-General WEITZEL:

General Ord has gone to Fort Monroe. You are in command.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

ARMY OF THE JAMES, Numbers 22.

Before Richmond, Va., February 14, 1865.

General Orders, Numbers 101, from these headquarters, dated August 28, 1864, is hereby revoked.