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MARTINSBURG, March 9, 1865.

General STEVENSON:

Orders from department headquarters of February 27 direct that First Ohio Battery shall turn over their horses to Battery G, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery. Orders from General Hancock received to-day directed that the horses be turned over to Battery C, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery. The first mentioned battery is here. Is it the battery that relieves First Ohio or not?

W. H. SEWARD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., March 9, 1865.

Brigadier-General SEWARD,

Martinsburg:

Order Battery G, First Pennsylvania Artillery, to return to Maryland Heights. Battery C, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery, will relieve First Independent Ohio Battery.

J. D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

CITY POINT, VA., March 10, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington:

I have the honor to transmit herewith Special Orders, Numbers 48.* If it meets with approval please telegraph me, as I shall not send it out until I hear from you.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., March 10, 1865-11.30 a.m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington:

I would respectfully recommend that Bvt. Brigadier General T. M. Harris be appointed full brigadier-general of volunteers. Most of his regiment goes out of service in the next two days, and he is the only officer in his division to command it.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., March 10, 1865-2 p.m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Deserters in this morning report a camp rumor that Lynchburg has been captured by Sheridan.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

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*For the order as amended after receipt of Secretary Stanton's dispatch of 1 p.m. March 11 (p. 925), see p. 915.

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