War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 1232 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

November 29, 1864.

Colonel TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Petersburg:

General Pickett reported yesterday that three brigades were moving from the south side to this side.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

November 29, 1864.

Lieutenant-General EWELL,

Commanding:

General Lee has just telegraphed that columns of the enemy, accompanied by artillery and wagons, have been passing for hours to-day in this direction; also two trains crowded with troops in the same direction. He wishes us to be kept on the alert and prepared for whatever may occur. General Pickett reports this afternoon an accession of troops in his front and supposes they have come from the north side. General Longstreet desires to know whether there is any indication of a diminution of forces in your front. If they attack you strongly General Hoke will assist you.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

November 29, 1864.

Brigadier General E. P. ALEXANDER,

Chief of Artillery:

General Lee has just telegraphed us that columns of the enemy, accompanied by artillery and wagons, have been passing for hours to-day in this direction; also two trains crowded with troops in the same direction. You had better be on the alert. We may expect an attack at any time.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

November 29, 1864.

Major-General FIELD:

General Lee has just telegraphed us that columns of the enemy, accompanied by artillery and wagons, have been passing in this direction all day; also two trains crowded with troops in the same direction. You will hold your command on the alert for anything which may occur. Caution your pickets to exercise extreme vigilance, and endeavor, by