and facilities, &c., afforded in getting the vessels to the dock. there are some private goods on both these vessels which I am willing to have landed and sold at Savannah. The personal owning them have given the freight of the provisions for the poor of Savannah.
J. G. FOSTER,
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
Washington, January 25, 1865.
GENERAL: Your corps will embark at Alexandria as rapidly as transports can be prepared. The first division will proceed to the vicinity of Wilmington, N. C., landing at Federal Point or up Cape Fear River, as may be deemed best on their arrival. The second division will proceed to Beaufort, landing at that place, unless orders to the contrary are received there. The remainder will touch at Fort Monroe for orders, and are expected to land near Wilmington or Beaufort, as General Grant may direct. General Meagher's provisional division will be ordered to report to you till it can join General Sherman.
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
WASHINGTON, D. C., January 25, 1865.
Major General J. D. COX,
The commanding-general directs that you report in person without delay for duty with your command.
J. A. CAMPBELL,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD DEPOT,
Washington, D. C., January 25, 1865. (Received 10. 16 a.m.)
Honorable e. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
First train of troops arrived about 3 this a.m. and was run direct to Alexandria. The cars have been returned, and are now on the way west. Two trains are east of Monocacy, one having passed that point at 7. 35 and one at 8. 08 this a.m.
GEO. S. KOONTZ.
BALTIMORE AND OHIO DEPOT,
Washington, D. C., January 25, 1865. (Received 10. 35 p.m.)
Honorable e. M. STANTON:
Second train of troops arrived at 7. 15, third train at 7. 20, and fourth at 7. 30. They have been started for Alexandria.
G. S. KOONTZ.