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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA, ARMY OF THE JAMES.

In the Field, March 7, 1865-3.45 p.m.

Brevet Brigadier-General SHARPE,

City Point:

Pickett's entire division has gone to Lynchburg. Mahone occupies Pickett's place. Sixteen deserters have come in; say they relieved Pickett Sunday.

MANNING.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 111.

Washington, March 7, 1865

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14. Major Wickham Hoffman, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty in the Department of Virginia, and will report in person without delay to the commanding general Military Division of West Mississippi for assignment to duty with Brigadier General T. W. Sherman, U. S. Volunteers, commanding Defenses of New Orleans.

15. Major William D. Green, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, will report in person without delay to the commanding general Department of Virginia for assignment.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865. (Received 9.30 a.m.)

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report all quiet on this front for the past twenty-four hours.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865.

Colonel G. D. RUGGLES:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired on the lines of this corps during the past twenty-four hours.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865. (Received 10 a.m.)

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report that no change has been made in the disposition of troops along my line. The enemy still keeps small parties at work at different points along his lines, and at night extends the line of chevaux-de-frise.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.