War of the Rebellion: Serial 097 Page 1358 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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Kautz's men told citizens they were under orders and expected to go to North Carolina. Sheridan left White House hurriedly, leaving a quantity of saddles, bridles, ammunition, and a great many sacks of oats. He received 2,000 fresh horses at White House.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 27, 1865.

Major General C. W. FIELD,

Commanding, &c.:

You will send out your best scouts to-night to find our whether Sheridan has crossed James River, and whether Kautz accompanied him.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865.

Major General FITZ LEE,

Commanding Cavalry:

You will hold your command in readiness to move at daylight to-morrow morning to the south side with all the forage you can collect. Further orders will be sent you.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 27, 1865.

Major General FITZ LEE,

Commanding Cavalry, Nine-Mile Road:

You will move at daylight to-morrow morning to the south side, reporting to General R. E. Lee, with as much forage as you can collect and carry. You will leave your dismounts on the Nine-Mile road in the works.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

March 27, 1865.

General J. A. EARLY:

From reports received Sheridan is now probably on Grant's left. I desire, if possible, to collect cavalry here sufficient to resist his and Gregg's combined forces. I know the need for troops with you, but have thought you might, perhaps, spare one of Lomax's brigades. If se, send Lomax with it to this point. If one is sent, it would be better, perhaps, to retain Imboden in Valley where Lomax is. I have