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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, March 4, 1865. [Received 4.40 p.m.]

Brigadier General JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

Eight deserters from the enemy since my last report.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, March 4, 1865-7 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

Troops are all embarked and the last of the ambulances now going on board.

JNO. GIBBON,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA, ARMY OF THE JAMES, In the Field, March 4, 1865-7.55 a.m.

Major-General GIBBON,

Twenty-fourth Corps:

General Ord has gone to Fortress Monroe. You are in command.

THEODORE READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, March 4, 1865.

General ABBOT:

I have ordered up from Norfolk line of defense three 100-pounder Parrott guns, as they were of no use there, and propose to put them in position somewhere along the river. Will you authorize your ordnance officer to receipt for them, and I will have the invoices made out to him. Please answer.

PETER S. MICHIE,

Major and Chief Engineer.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., March 4, 1865.

Major P. S. MICHIE,

Chief Engineer, Headquarters of General Ord:

Yes; my ordnance officer, Captain S. P. Hatfield, will receipt for three 100-pounders. I shall see you in a day or two and would like to have some talk as to their position. Your wharf ought to be repaired for the guns now on the north side of James.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers.