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brigades under Brigadier-General Ransom, behaved most handsomely. The conduct of the sharpshooters of Gordon's corps, who led assault, deserves the highest commendation. This afternoon there was skirmishing on the right between the picket-lines, with varied success. At dark enemy held considerable portion of the line farthest in advance of our main works.

R. E. LEE.

Honorable J. C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS,

March 28, 1865. (Received 4 p.m.)

General Gordon informs me that in his report of the action at Hare's Hill, on the 25th instant, he omitted to mention that Colonel H. P. Jones, commanding the artillery, on that portion of the line, was at the front superintending in person the operations of the artillery, and that a select body of officers and men, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Stribling, carried the enemy's breast-works will the sharpshooters of the corps, and immediately turned upon the enemy the captured guns.

R. E. LEE.

Honorable JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Secretary of War.

No. 180. Abstract from returns of the Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army.

JANUARY 10, 1865.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers Men Aggregate Aggrega-

present te

present

and

absent.

First Army Corps

(Longstreet):

Staff 11 ...... 11 18

Pickett's division 308 4,704 6,308 9,294

Field's division 433 4,569 6,090 11,661

Kershaw's division 295 3,140 4,352 9,277

a

Total First Army 1,047 12,413 16,761 30,250

Corps

Second Army Corps

(Gordon):

Rodes' division 240 3,077 4,371 12,447

Early's division 163 2,411 3,181 8,194

Gordon's division 195 2,684 3,532 13,602

Total Second Army 598 8,172 11,084 34,243

Corps

Third Army Corps

(A. P. Hill):

Staff 18 ..... 18 20

Mahone's division 354 4,536 6,003 12,676

Heth's division 386 4,827 6,111 12,704

Wilcox's division 402 5,827 7,293 11,855

Total Third Army 1,160 15,190 19,425 37,255

Corps

Anderson's corps: 461 6,608 8,042 12,981

Johnson's division

b

a Conner's brigade transferred to South Carolina.

b Hoke's division transferred to North Carolina.