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with him. Telegraph communication to Yorktown will be opened. Suttlers and store-keepers on the line are under General Ludlow's supervision, and as military commander, in his line, his orders will be obeyed.

By command of Major-General Ord:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF EASTERN VIRGINIA,

Norfolk, Va., February 24, 1865.

Colonel GARRARD,

First U. S. Colored Cavalry, Fort Magruder:

COLONEL: Brigadier-General Ludlow has been ordered by headquarters department to Williamsburg to take command. upon his assuming command you will return to your post at Getty's Station.

By order of Brigadier-General Gordon:

WICKAHM HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Washington City, February 24, 1864- 2 p. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN:

The Secretary of War directs me to inform you that he has been waiting for some days for a report from you respecting the recent loss of a detachment off 10 men sent out on a scouting expedition from your command last week, but has not yet seen any report from you on the subject. The frequent disasters in your command have occasioned much regret in this Department, as indicating a want of vigilance and discipline which, if not speedily cured, may occasion greater misfortune. You will please report immediately respecting the loss of the detachment referred to.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., February 24, 1865-11.30 a. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN, Winchester:

I have received your telegram of yesterday, and will let you know to-day what I can do.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., February 24, 1865-3.25 p. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN, Winchester:

Captain Parker, of the Navy, has been sent for to arrange with me an expedition to Northern Neck. When the plan is arranged I will submit it to you for approval.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General.