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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

March 6, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General SHARPE:

Two deserters from Bryan's (Georgia) brigade report rumors that Sheridan's cavalry have cut the Lynchburg canal.

FRED. L. MANNING.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 109.

Washington, March 6, 1865.

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50. The telegraphic order of March 3, 1865, from this office, granting Major-General Cadwalader, U. S. Volunteers, commanding Department of Pennsylvania, permission to detain Brigadier General R. O. Tyler, U. S. Volunteers, in Philadelphia until the case now on trial before the court of which he is president shall have been concluded is hereby confirmed.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

March 6, 1865-11.15 a.m.

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

COLONEL: Deserters from Cooke's and Davis' brigades state that it was reported yesterday afternoon that Mahone's division was moving to Petersburg, some said for the purpose of going toward the Valley: if so, the signal officers near Peebles' house must have seen the movement.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

March 6, 1865

Brevet Major-General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: In the report of Brevet Major-General Mott upon the part taken in the recent movement upon Hatcher's Run by his division he states:

Brevet Brigadier-General McAllister I have recommended on former occasions for promotion, and take pleasure in again urging it.

I find that I misapprehended the meaning of this sentence, supposing it to be a recommendation for promotion on the brevet rank that Brigadier-General McAllister now holds. I did not concur in the recommendation, since I did not think the character of the service rendered warranted that high promotion. But learning that it was intended to recommend that Brevet Brigadier-General McAllister