War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0642 Chapter LVIII. N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., AND PA.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

February 22, 1865. (Received 10.35 a. m.)

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing unusual transpired along our lines. The enemy built some sharpshooter posts opposite right of our line, but these were knocked down by Numbers 9. In the evening a report was, received that the commanding officer of the gun-boat Commodore Perry excepted a torpedo-boat down the Appomattox. The Perry is above that pontoon bridge. The greatest vigilance was ordered on the river front, but nothing unusual occurred.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

February 22, 1865.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

I have as yet received no report. It is confined entirely to the right of my line. Forty McGivery and Battery Numbers 5. NO musketry is heard. The national salute has just opened.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

February 22, 1865.

General J. A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff, City Point:

The firing was commenced by our people opening Numbers 5 upon a train of cars on Richmond and Petersburg Railroad. The enemy replied from Chesterfield, Goose Neck, and their several mortar battery in front of the line from Stedman to our right.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

February 22, 1865. (Received 12.15 a. m. 23rd.)

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

Three deserters from Wise's brigade (Forty-sixth Virginia); heard of no contemplated movements of troops, but heard that Johnston's division was under orders to be ready for a move.

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 22, 1865-7.32 p. m.

COMMANDING OFFICER NINTH CORPS:

The major-general commanding directs that you double the guards in the trenches on your left to-night, and to-morrow morning be on