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should receive the appointment of brigadier-general of volunteers, I do concur with General Mott in that recommendation, in view of his previous services.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

March 6, 1865. (Received 10.10 a.m.)

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB:

Nothing of importance has occurred within my lines during the past twenty-four hours. Fifteen deserters from the enemy, eight being armed.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

March 6, 1865. (Received 9.50 a.m.)

Major-General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing new to report along our lines.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, March 6, 1865-1.25 p.m.

Major-General ORD:

The position of the telegraph office must not be changed at Fortress Monroe. I cannot permit papers and instruments to be moved from where I placed them, and where they have been without disturbance for years. I would rather change the quarters of the commanding general. You will immediately revoke any order you have made interfering with the telegraph office. Please acknowledge the receipt of this order.

EDWIN M. STANTON

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES.

March 6, 1865-7.30 p.m. (Received 9 p.m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Your dispatch in regard to the removal of the telegraph office just received. The order will be revoked.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.