War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0474 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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CITY POINT, VA., February 8, 1865.

President A. LINCOLN,

Washington, D. C.:

By all means use my dispatch referred to in yours of this date, if you desire to do so. It was marked confidential in contradistinction to official dispatches, but not to prevent such use being made of its as you or the Secretary of War might think proper.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 8, 1865-12.30 p. m.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I have not yet got the full report of casualties in the Fifth corps. General Warren, however, pushed forward yesterday to ot advanced position occupied by him the day before. His casualties, so far as heard, were much fewer than was expected. The number of prisoners delivered at City Point is 207.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 8, 1865-5 p. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

In the movements of the last few days the cavalry picked up the following poster:

ATTENTION FARMERS!

Communications having been interrupted by the recent rains General Lee's army is now almost without rations. We therefore call upon the citizens to sell or loan as much corn meal and molasses as they can spare. We will pay market price for the same, or return it in kind as soon as practicable. Persons having any of such supplies to spare will please apply to-

W. H. MANN,

Agent for Major Tannahill.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 8, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

The Richmond Whig to-day says the following official dispatch was received at the War Department yesterday:

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

February 6, 1865.

General S. COOPER:

The enemy moved in strong force yesterday to Hatcher's Run. Part of his infantry, with Gregg's cavalry, crossed and proceeded on the Vaughan road-the infantry to Cat-tail Creek, the cavalry to Dinwiddie Court-House, where its advance encountered a portion of our cavalry, and retired. In the afternoon parts of Hill's and Gordon's troops demonstrated against the enemy on the left of Hatcher's Run, near Armstrong's Mill. Finding him entrenched they were withdrawn after dark. During the night the force that had advanced beyond the creek returned to it and were reported to