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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 76.

In the Field, Va., March 20, 1865.

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5. So much of paragraph IV, Special Orders, Numbers 74, from these headquarters, ordering Colonel E. H. Ripley, Ninth Vermont Volunteers, to report to Bvt. Brigadier General T. M. Harris, commanding Independent Division, for assignment to duty, is hereby revoked.

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By command of Major General John Gibbon:

A. Henry EMBLER,

Captain, Fifty-ninth New York Veteran Volunteers, Brevet [46.] Major, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 24TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 54.

March 22, 1865.

I. Colonel E. H. Ripley, Ninth Vermont Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty with his regiment and assigned to the temporary command of the First Brigade of this division.

By order of Brigadier General Charles Devens:

GEO. W. HOOKER,

[46.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

March 25, 1865.

[Lieutenant Colonel C. A. WHITTIER:]

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that a small force from the Fourth Brigade charged the enemy's picket-line near my right and drove them into their works drawing fire from their intrenchments. The officer in charge thinks the works were occupied by a line at least one rank deep. A similar demonstration at about the center of my picket-line by a party of 200 men from the First Brigade failed of success, they being repulsed by the enemy's picket-line. I have ordered another charge by the same 200 from First Brigade at a point farther to my left.

Very respectfully,

NELSON A. MILES,

[46.] Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

March 25, 1865 - 8.30 a. m.

Lieutenant Colonel C. A. WHITTIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

COLONEL: General De Trobriand has sent out a reconnoiter party and reports that there is no change in the enemy's picket-line, and that his (the enemy's) works are fully manned and the men are cheering.

Very respectfully,

G. MOTT,

[46.] Brevet Major-General.