War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0536 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Right Bank Brunswick River, February 22, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General HENDERSON, Commanding Third Brigade:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you move your brigade to this place to-night or to-morrow morning, as you may prefer. On arriving here you will put the One hundred and twelfth Illinois in position on this bank of the Brunswick River, as guard to the bridge, and have them construct works for its protection. The other regiments you will please report with to these headquarters in Wilmington. On leaving your present position you will relieve the guards at Town Creek bridge and bring them with you to their command.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THEO. COX,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS PROVISIONAL CORPS,

Near Wilmington, N. C., February 22, 1865.

Bvt. Major General A. AMES,

Commanding Second Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires that you will recall the brigade ordered to be sent to the plank road, and follow General Paine with your whole command.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEW YORK, February 22, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

You wished me some time ago to see to the old Sumber flag. I did see. It is in the vault of the Bank of Commerce. Can I send it back and have it posted in its old place?

JOHN A DIX,

Major-General.

NEW YORK, February 22, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

You wished me some time ago to see to the old Sumber flag. I did see. It is in the vault of the bank of Commerce. Can I send it back and have it posted in its old place?

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 23, 1865-3 p.m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War, Washington:

Deserters to-day report Sherman in Charlotte. The Richmond papers of to-day, true to their word of yesterday, give no news.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA, ARMY OF THE JAMES,

February 23, 1865.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

Headquarters Armies of the United States, City Point:

The Richmond Examiner of this morning has the following:

We learned officially at a late hour last night that General Joseph E. Johnston was yesterday ordered by the Government to report to General Lee for duty. It is believed that General Johnston will be immediately appointed to command the army in front of Sherman.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.