War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 1230 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

November 27, 1864.

Major General J. B. KERSHAW,

Commanding Division:

General Longstreet desires you to have a second line of abatis made in front of your line of works.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

November 27, 1864.

Brigadier General M. W. GARY,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

General Longstreet desires you to make a line of rifle-pits along the crest of the hill where the work for the battery is overlooking the White Oak Swamp bridge; also to fell every tree which can be made to fall across the road down in the bottom near the bridge. There are two crossing over the swamp between White Oak Bridge and Fisher's Ford - one-half a mile and the other three-quarters of a mile from the bridge. You will direct the logs at these crossings to be piled up and mixed with dry wood and burnt.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

November 27, 1864.

Brigadier General M. W. GARY,

Commanding Cavalry:

General Longstreet directs me to inform you that he does not wish the road leading from the White Oak Bridge to the Williamsburg road obstructed, but that the road below that must be obstructed and pickets kept there.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 282.

Richmond, November 28, 1864.

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XXXII. Brigadier General Bradley T. Johnson is temporarily assigned to the command of the post at Salisbury, N. C., and of the prisoners of war confined at that place. He will report to Brigadier General W. M. Gardner, commanding, &c.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNumbers WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.