Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
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Twenty-Fifth Army Corps

Twenty-Fifth Army Corps

Four Letters

December 28, 1864

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
December 28, 1864--11 a.m.

 Major-General ORD:

I have just received the following dispatch:

Lieutenant TUCKERMAN,
Signal Officer :

Enemy on Chaffin's farm are preparing to attack. Have re-enforced their line by about 1,500.

AMSDEN,

Lieutenant.

 C. A. HECKMAN,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Va., December 28, 1864.

 Colonel MOON,
Corps Officer of the Day:

COLONEL: I am directed by the brigadier-general commanding to inform you that he has received a dispatch informing him of a disposition on the part of the enemy to attack on Chaffin's farm. The general directs that a sharp lookout be kept, and any movement on the part of the enemy reported to these headquarters without delay.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 W. H. ABEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Va., December 28, 1864.

 Brig. Gen. WILLIAM BIRNEY,
Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: Brig. Gen. C. A. Heckman directs that you dismiss your command, with instructions that regimental commanders keep their men well in hand and ready to fall in at a moment's notice.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 W. H. ABEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Va., December 28, 1864.

 Brevet Brigadier-General DRAPER,
Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: I am directed by the brigadier-general commanding to inform you that one regiment from General Bates' command has been ordered to report to you. You will place them in reserve on your right near Fort Burnham.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 W. H. ABEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Correspondence | Tags: Twenty-Fifth Army Corps , Civil War , 1864
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