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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 46, Part 3 (Appomattox Campaign)
Page 1365 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.


HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,
March 29, 1865-9 p. m.

Brigadier General EPPA HUNTON:

(Care of General Gary, &c.)

March your brigade to the Petersburg railroad depot in Richmond at once. Major Taylor, quartermaster, will have transportation waiting for you. You will take the cars for Petersburg. You will find orders from General Lee when you get off the cars. Telegraph Captain Mayo, quartermaster, Richmond, when your brigade will reach the depot. Answer.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,
March 29, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel S. R. JOHNSTON,

General Stevens' Headquarters:

Hunton's brigade has been moved off. You will call on General Field for a detail to carry on the work Hunton was directed to do.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. ARTILLERY, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
March 29, 1865.

Colonel H. P. JONES,

Chief of Artillery, Anderson's Corps:

COLONEL: You will please relieve with some of your reserve guns those which Lieutenant-Colonel Richardson has in position on the lines about Rives' Salient, and direct Colonel Richardson to report immediately to General Walker the fact of his being relived.

Respectfully, &c., your obedient servant,

W. N. PENDLETON,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.


HEADQUARTERS ANDERSON'S CORPS,
March 29, 1865-8.45 a. m.

Major General B. R. JOHNSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: I am directed by General Anderson to say that when you are well satisfied that the enemy is advancing in heavy force on the military road, ins such strength as cannot be resisted, you may withdraw your picket-line, throwing forward at the same time a brigade in advance of the works to retard the advance of the enemy and cover the retiring pickets. General Andreson thinks it would be best to leave some vedettes and scouts on the extreme left of your present picket-line to look after the movements of the enemy and report them.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. C. HASKELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


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