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Twenty-Fifth Army Corps

Twenty-Fifth Army Corps

Eighteen Letters

December 10, 1864

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
December 10, 1864--12.55 p.m.

 General ORD,
Twenty-fourth Army Corps:

The enemy have opened with their mortars upon Fort Burnham.

 C. A. HECKMAN,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
December 10, 1864--2.40 p.m.

 Major-General ORD,
Commanding Army of the James:

There has been no movement of the enemy discovered on my front. We have sustained no injury from their mortar practice.

 C. A. HECKMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
December 10, 1864--3.20 p.m.

 Major-General ORD,  Commanding Army of the James:

I have sent in that direction one battery and 700 infantry. I have 1,200 left in reserve. Have ordered an additional battery and half of my reserve (600 men) to be in readiness to move at a moment's notice.

 C. A. HECKMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
December 10, 1864--6.50 p.m.

 Brevet Major-General TERRY,  Twenty-fourth Army Corps:

The troops will be in readiness at the time specified. The officer commanding has been ordered to report to you in person.

 C. A. HECKMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
December 10, 1864---8.05 p.m.

 Brigadier-General HECKMAN,  Comdg. Twenty-fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Since I telegraphed to you I have received instructions to call on you for 600 men and a battery to-night. Please have them prepared to move at once, and I will send word where I want them soon.

 ALF. H. TERRY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
ARMY OF THE JAMES,
In the Field, Va., December 10, 1864.

 Capt. L. L. LANGDON,  Commanding Artillery Brigade:

CAPTAIN: I am directed by Brig. Gen. C. A. Heckman to inform you that the battery now under marching orders will not be needed to night, but will be harnessed and in readiness at 5 a.m. to-morrow, subject to orders from Brevet Major-General Terry.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 W. H. ABEL,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Va., December 10, 1864.

 Brevet Brigadier-General BATES,  Commanding First Division :

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you order a strong regiment to report to Brigadier-General Jourdan, on the Kingsland road. The regiment will move with all possible dispatch.

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 10, 1864.

 Brevet Brigadier-General BATES,
Commanding Reserve Forces:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that after sending the regiment to General Jourdan, that you place the balance of your command in such position that they will be in readiness to move at a moment's notice to any point on the line that they may be needed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 W. H. ABEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
ARMY OF THE JAMES,
In the Field, Va., December 10, 1864.

 Brevet Brigadier-General BATES,
Commanding Reserve Forces:

GENERAL: I am directed by the brigadier-general commanding to inform you that the detachment of your command now under marching orders will not be needed to-night, but will be under arms at 5 a.m. to-morrow and subject to orders from Brevet Major-General Terry. I am also directed to inform you that troops from Bermuda Hundred front have been ordered to report to take the place of those sent away. As soon as they report, which will be some time during the night, they will be assigned to your command.

I am, general, your obedient servant,

 W. H. ABEL,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
ARMY OF THE JAMES,
In the Field, Va., December 10, 1864.

 Brig. Gen. WILLIAM BIRNEY,  Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you have your troops under arms from 5 a.m. to-morrow until after daylight. You will keep a sharp lookout and see that the officers in charge of the picket-line are watchful and vigilant, and report promptly to these headquarters any movement on the part of the enemy.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 W. H. ABEL,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Va., December 10, 1864.

 Captain LANGDON,  Commanding Light Artillery Brigade:

CAPTAIN: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you order a battery to report to Brigadier-General Jourdan, on the Kingsland road. The battery will move with all possible dispatch.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 W. H. ABEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIG., TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
December 10, 1864.

 First Lieut. H. H. METCALF,  Comdg. Fifth New Jersey Battery:

SIR: The commanding officer directs that you will report to Brevet Brigadier-General Jourdan with your battery, on the Kingsland road, with all possible dispatch.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 R. M. HALL,

First Lieut., First U.S. Arty., Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Va., December 10, 1864.

 Capt. L. L. LANGDON,  Commanding Artillery Brigade:

The brigadier-general commanding directs that you order the officer commanding the battery now under marching orders to report in person to Brevet Major-General Terry without delay.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 W. H. ABEL,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIG., TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
December 10, 1864.

 First Lieut. H. H. METCALF,  Comdg. Fifth New Jersey Battery:

SIR: The commanding officer directs that you will report in person, without your battery, to Brevet Major-General Terry without delay.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 R. M. HALL. First Lieut.,

First U.S. Arty., Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
ARMY OF THE JAMES,
In the Field, Va., December 10, 1864.

 Brevet Brigadier-General BATES,
Commanding Reserve Forces:

GENERAL: You will direct the detachment of your command now under marching orders to move at once down the Kingsland road to the Deep Bottom line and report to Brevet Brigadier-General Jourdan.

By command of Brig. Gen. C. A. Heckman:

 W. H. ABEL,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
ARMY OF THE JAMES,
In the Field, Va., December 10, 1864.

 Brevet Brigadier-General BATES,
Commanding Reserve Forces:

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you order the officer in charge of the detachment of your command now under marching orders to report in person to Brevet Major-General Terry without delay. The troops will not move until further orders.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 W. H. ABEL,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
ARMY OF THE JAMES,
In the Field, Va., December 10, 1864.

 Brevet Brigadier-General BATES,
Commanding Reserve Forces, Twenty-fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you have your troops under arms from 5 a.m. to-morrow until after daylight.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 W. H. ABEL,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Va., December 10, 1864.

 Brig. Gen. WILLIAM BIRNEY,  Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: You will have your command under arms and in readiness to move at a moment's notice, as a movement of the enemy is reported on our right.

By order of Brigadier-General Heckman:

 W. H. ABEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Correspondence | Tags: Twenty-Fifth Army Corps , Civil War , 1864
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1864, Army of the James, Assistant Adjutant-General, Bermuda Hundred, Brevet Major-General Terry, Brig. Gen. William Birney, C. A. Heckman, Deep Bottom, Jersey, New Jersey,