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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

February 24, 1865, 1865-4.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

I want a good brigadier-general in place of Wild, who has charges against him and does not satisfy General Weitzel. Can't General Curtis be ordered to report to me for that division?

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 24, 1865.

Major General E. O. C. ORD,

Commanding Army of the James:

General Curtis is away, wounded. When he returns you can have him, if the place is still vacant. How would Graham or Marston do?

Request has been made to have Lieutenant-Colonel Howard, assistant quartermaster, ordered to report to you.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, VA. February 24, 1865.

Major-General ORD:

Is it not possible now to find a place between Appomattox and James where, by concentrating all your reserves, a hole might be made through the lines of the enemy? It will be well to have this matter looked into.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

February 24, 1865-5.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Was just examining the subject of Bermuda front; have ordered a careful inspection by Turner and an engineer officer to-morrow. Will report result.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 24, 1865.

Major P. S. MICHIE,

Army of the James:

Are the obstructions now adequate to prevent the descent of iron-clads; and if not, what more should be done?

J. G. BARNARD,

Brevet Major-General.