Numbers 13. Reports of General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army.
March 1, 1865. (Received 5 p. m.)
General Early reported yesterday that the enemy's cavalry have moved up the Valley in large force, and halted last night seven miles north of Harrisonburg. To-day he reports them advancing rapidly, and between Mount Sidney and Staunton.
R. E. LEE.
Honorable J. C. BRECKINRIDGE,
Secretary of War.
March 1, 1865.
Respectfully submitted for the information of the President.
By order of the Secretary of War:
J. A. CAMPBELL,
RICHMOND, March 7, 1865.
General Early reports enemy at Charlottesville. Divided his forces yesterday, and one part moved toward Lynchburg, the other down the Rivanna. He is probably going to Scottsville or Columbia, and may be making for south side of James River. Will you have the different bureaus notified, that they may save their property? Lomax is at Lynchburg, and all troops under Generals H. H. Walker and Echols have been sent there. Fitze Lee is ordered up the James, with all his cavalry. The want of forage and provisions paralyzes us.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. E. LEE.
Honorable J. C. BRECKINDRIDGE,
Secretary of War, Richmond.
ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,
March 7, 1865-10 a. m.
Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.
The different bureaus have been notified.
JOHN W. RIELY,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Numbers 14. Journal of Captain Jed. Hotchkiss, Topographical Engineer, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Valley District), of operations January 1-May 8, 1865.*
Sunday, January 1, 1865.-Spent the day at home. * * * It was very cold, but clear.
*Omissions of strictly private matter in the Journal are indicated by asterisks.