at Bowyer's Ferry, a large ferry-boat. Bowyer's Ferry is about 8 miles from Fayette Court-House, and on the old State road to Lewisburg.
I am, major, very respectfully,
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH BRIGADE,
Narrows, April 19, 1864
Major C. S. STRINGFELLOW, Asst. Adjt. General:
MAJOR: The scouts have just returned; they report the arrival of fifteen pieces of artillery at Fayetteville, and great activity among the steam-boats on the Kanawha River. The enemy has rebuilt the a large hospital at the same place. The scouts think the enemy intends to attempt a move through to the railroad. The citizens with whom they conversed told them that the Yankees make no secret of it, and say that they will move when Grant is ready. I give you the report as they make it, and they are sensible and reliable men.
STAUNTON, April 20, 1864.
Major General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE,
Saw General Imboden to-day at Mount Crawford. His scouts report that Sixth Army Corps, of Grant's army, arrived at Martinsburg the 16th instant, and Averell left last week for the west with his entire command; it is supposed for another raid on your line. General Sullivan is said to have concentrated 8,000 men at Beverly. Will return to-morrow if no further instructions are received.
B. L. POOR,
Abstract from field return of the Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, April 20, 1864; headquarters Orange Court-House, Va.
Present for duty.
Command. Officers Men Aggregat Aggrega
Second Army Corps,
R. S. Ewell:
Staff 116 - 16 19
Early's division a 393 4,182 5,578 9,007
Johnson's division 556 4,894 6,383 10,405
Rodes' division b 559 6,629 8,733 13,292
Total 1,254 15,705 20,710 32,723
Third Army Corps,
A. P. Hill:
Staff 16 - 16 16
Anderson's division 553 6,439 7,910 11,991
Heth's division 558 6,948 8,502 14,349
Wilcox's division 569 7,261 8,963 12,646
Total 1,696 20,648 25,391 39,002
a Hoke's brigade detached; not reported.
b Two regiments detached; not reported.
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