HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Va., December 5, 1864.
Brig. Gen. L. THOMAS,
Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D.C.:
GENERAL: Having been yesterday placed in command of this corps, and assigned to it by authority from the War Department, I now respectfully request that the following appointments be made on my personal staff, and sent to me, viz: Capt. E. E. Graves, Eighth Connecticut Volunteers, to be major and aide-de-camp; Capt. H. B. Fitch, One hundred and thirty-ninth New York Volunteers, and Capt. Lewis Weitzel, First U.S. Volunteers, to be captains and aides-de-camp. I further request that Capt. D. D. Wheeler, assistant adjutant-general, U.S. Volunteers, be appointed assistant adjutant-general, U.S. Volunteers, with the rank of major, and assigned to me. I have no adjutant-general now.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Comdg. Twenty-fifth Army Corps.