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Abstract from returns of the Army of Northern Virginia, &c.-Continued.

FEBRUARY 24-MARCH 1, 1865.-Continued.

Present for duty.

Command Officers Men Aggregate

present

CAVALRY

Lee's (Fitz) division:

Staff* 6 .......... 6

Gary's brigade+ 63 1,021 1,539

Payne's brigade++ 31 472 582

Wickham's brigade+ 33 394 497

Total Lee's (Fitz) 133 1,887 2,024

division

Lee's (W. H. F.)

division:

Staff 7 ......... 7

Barringer's brigade++ 85 1,703 2,062

Dearing's brigade++ 58 838 1,188

Total Lee's W. H. F.) 150 2,541 3,257

division

Grand total cavalry 283 4,428 5,881

Grand total Army of 3,240 43,158 56,895

Northern Virginia#

Present effective for the field.

Command Aggregate Officers Men

present and

absent

CAVALRY

Lee's (Fitz) division:

Staff* 9 ........... ........

Gary's brigade+ 3,580 54 1,037

Payne's brigade++ 2,147 25 472

Wickham's brigade+ 3,564 33 394

Total Lee's (Fitz) 9,300 112 1,903

division

Lee's (W. H. F.)

division:

Staff 12 ......... ..........

Barringer's brigade++ 3,657 78 1,298

Dearing's brigade++ 2,522 48 560

Total Lee's W. H. F.) 6,191 126 1,858

division

Grand total cavalry 15,491 238 3,761

Grand total Army of 116,148 3,005 43,052

Northern Virginia#

No. 181. Reports of Major General John B. Gordon, C. S. Army, commanding Second Army Corps, of operations February 6 and March 25.

HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

February 9, 1865.

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit the following brief report of the fighting on the west side of Hatcher's Run on the 6th instant:

On the morning of that day Pegram's division moved out from camp to reconnoiter, one brigade moving near the run and the others farther to the right and along the Vaughan road. In these positions the brigades were vigorously attacked by both cavalry and infantry in heavy force. They were pressed slowly back, bravely resisting the enemy's advance. Gordon's division, Brigadier-General Evans commanding, sent forward in support, formed on Pegram's left, charged and drove the enemy before it, but was finally forced by superior numbers to retire. It was readily reformed near the enemy's lines, and again advanced wit spirit, while Pegram charged on the right. The enemy was again driven back, but General Pegram, who was riding immediately with his troops, being killed, and Colonel Hoffman, commanding brigade, severely wounded, a portion of the line was thrown into confusion. The battle had been obstinately contested for several hours, when Mahone's division arrived and was placed in position to fill a gap between Evans and Pegram. The whole line now advanced to the attack and drove the enemy in confusion to his works along the bank of the creek.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. B. GORDON,

Major-General, Commanding.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. TAYLOR, A. A. G., Army of Northern Virginia.

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*Inspected March 1.

+ Inspected February 27.

++ Inspected February 28.

# The artillery not accounted for.

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