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probability of Hunton being delayed any length of time let me know, as it is not desirable to have his troops waiting long in the streets.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARCH 24, 1865.

Major E. TAYLOR,

Chief Quartermaster, First Army Corps:

General Hunton's brigade is on the Williamsburg road. Telegraph him five hours before you can ship him to Petersburg, so that he will have plenty of time to get ready and march to the depot. Telegraph to the office on Williamsburg road.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, March 24, 1865.

Major E. TAYLOR,

Chief Quartermaster, Richmond:

Hunton's brigade will not move from this side. You need not prepare transportation for it.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, March 24, 1865.

Major General C. W. FIELD,

Commanding:

You will have your command ready for battle to-morrow morning at daylight.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Same to Major General J. B. Kershaw, Brigadier General E. P. Alexander, and Major General G. W. C. Lee.]

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, March 24, 1865.

Brigadier General E. P. ALEXANDER,

Chief of Artillery:

You will direct Haskell's and Johnson's battalions of artillery to be harnessed up at daylight.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.