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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 46, Part 3 (Appomattox Campaign)
Page 1372 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

for a day or two. If necessary you can draw out one of Huger's batteries to strengthen the reserve remaining with Poague.

W. N. PENDLETON,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.


HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,
April 1, 1865.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding, &c.:

Colonel Mulford report to Colonel Ould that there were now but negro troops on this side, and my scouts are seeking more reliable information. The gun-boats of the enemy would probably prevent any effort on this side being attended with decided results. I think, therefore, that it would be better for us to re-enforce the south side if the troops can be spared from this side.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.


HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,
April 1, 1865.

Colonel W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Field reports the usual drumming in the enemy's camp, but not so much noise of bugles. Our scouts cannot enter the enemy's lines; there are some white troops on this side, but we are unable to ascertain the number. Colonel Elliott, General C. Lee's field officer of the day, reports indications of some increase in the force on this side in the last day or two. We have no positive information, however. Other scouts will go out to-night. I think it probable that General Sheridan may have taken Kautz's cavalry, as they were fresh, and left a portion of his own in their place. We shall be prepared to join you or to send any of our troops as soon as ordered.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.


HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,
April 1, 1865.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding, &c.:

Your dispatch received. Troops will start as soon as transportation can be furnished. Will try and have them or some of them at Petersburg by to-day.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.


HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,
April 1, 1865.

Major E. TAYLOR,

Chief Quartermaster First Corps, at Mr. Taylor's,

Twelfth and Governor streets:

Prepare transportation to Petersburg for two brigades of Field's division over railroad at once. The troops will start from camp as soon as they can get ready. Prepare for about 2,000 men.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


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