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HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

March 1, 1865.

Major R. P. DUNCAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAJOR: I have nothing unusual to report this morning. Eleven deserters from Elliott's brigade two of them were fired at, but they escaped to the enemy.

Very respectfully, yours,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

March 2, 1865. (Received 11.50 p. m.)

General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE:

General Fitz Lee will send his cavalry near Richmond. Forage will be provided there.

R. E. LEE.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, March 2, 1865.

(Received 11.20)

Governor SMITH:

The forces under General Early were badly defeated and routed at Waynesborough this afternoon. The enemy pursued to Mechum's River in small force. There are troops in his front. He numbers about 6,000 mounted men.

THOS. SMITH.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 2, 1865.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding, &c.:

Your order has been received. General Fitz Lee has been notified to be ready and await orders.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 2, 1865.

Major General J. B. KERSHAW,

Commanding Division:

General Longstreet desires you to transfer Bratton's brigade from the right to the left of your line, and move your division to the right so as to occupy the position Bratton now holds. Bratton will thus be brought in contact with his own division, and will again become a part of it.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.