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corps. Lane's brigade drew the same . Ransom drew one day's to-day. They also state the enemy is massing on our left. One the deserters is a lieutenant of Twenty-fifth North Carolina. Says their artillery moved to our left, and all the troops have marching orders.

ROBT. B. POTTER,

Brevet Major-General.

General WRIGHT:

I send the above for your information. Can they move without more rations?

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

FEBRUARY 24, 1865-11 a. m.

General TIDBALL,

Chief of Artillery, Ninth Corps:

General Grant orders a shotted salute of 100 guns at 4 p. m. to-day. You will have it fired your front. Please Jacknowledge receipt of this by telegraph.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

February 24, 1865.

Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

I am in urgent need of a chief quartermaster. It is believed that Brevet Brigadier-General dodge is needed by General Schofield. Please have Lieutenant Colonel J. B. Howard, chief quartermaster Twenty-fourth Corps, ordered here at once.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

February 24, 1865-3.30 p. m. (Received 3.40 p. m.)

General RAWLINS,

City Point:

Deserters from Bermuda front report that the three brigades near Swift Creek (Grimes' division) left yesterday morning; some thought for Charlotte, others thought for their right. Cox's brigade, some division, was left on picket.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.