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CITY POINT, VA., February 22, 1865.

Major-General ORD,

Commanding Army of the James:

Direct provost-marshals at all points in your department east of this place to report to the provost-marshal-general at City Point for instructions as to the disposition to be made of deserters coming into our lines.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, February 22, 1865.

Major-General ORD,

Fort Monroe:

Return to your command on receipt of this, or as soon after as you can. Your presence may be required.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

FEBRUARY 22, 1865-4.55 p. m.

Brigadier General JOHN A. RAWLINS,

City Point:

O have the honor to report for the information of the lieutenant-general that nine deserters have come in from the enemy's line since my report of last night.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

FEBRUARY 22, 1865-4.55 p. m.

Major-General ORD,

Fort Monroe:

The following dispatch just received:

Intelligence just received from Fort Fisher announced the occupation of Fort Anderson by General Schofield's troops on Sunday morning.

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Major-General Weitzel, Twenty-fifth Army Corps.)

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA, Numbers 26. Fort Monroe, Va., February 22, 1865.

I. Lieutenant Col John Couglin, Tenth New Hampshire Volunteers, provost-marshal-general of the department, will take charge of all funds, property, books, papers, and material pertaining to the District of the Peninsula, Bureau of Negro Affairs, and will relieve Captain C. B. Wilder, assistant quartermasters, as assistant superintendent of negro affairs in this district.