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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 24, 1865-11.20 a. m.

COMMANDING OFFICER SECOND CORPS:

General Grant announces the capture of Wilmington on the 22nd instant by the troops under Schofield and Terry. A shotted salute honor of this event is to be fired at 4 p. m.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to commanding officers Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Corps, and Second Cavalry Division.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 24, 1865-11.45 a. m.

General MILES:

The general commanding has assigned to the Second Corps the care of Forts Sampson, Cummings and Emery. Please put a guard in each, say six or ten men.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIRST DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS, Numbers 55. February 24, 1865.

1. Colonel William M. Mintzer, Fifty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, is relieved from command of the Third Brigade, and will rejoin his regiment for duty.

2. Colonel Augustus Funk, Thirty-ninth New York Volunteers, will assume command of the Third Brigade of this division, he being the senior officer present.

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7. The One hundred and eleventh New York Volunteers are hereby relieved from picket duty for one week, consequent upon the efficient manner in which they have erected the breast works they were engaged upon. The One hundred and twenty-sixth New York Volunteers will, for like energy and efficiency displayed, be relieved from picket duty for the same period the week after.

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By order of brevet Brigadier-General Ramsey:

JNO. D. BLACK,

Brevet Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 24, 1865.

Colonel G. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

All quiet in our front during the past twenty-four hours. One thousand men at work, under Lieutenant Phillips. One deserter came in.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

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