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FEBRUARY 22, 1865.

General J. W. TURNER,

Chief of Staff:

The firing was from the Howlett Battery with light guns, directed toward the obstructions.



FEBRUARY 22, 1865-1.30 P. M.

Major-General WEITZEL,

Twenty-fifth Army Corps:

The signal officer on Crow's Nest Tower reports that the firing now is from Howlett's Battery, which appears to be for practice.


Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff:

FEBRUARY 22, 1865-3.30 P. M.

Majoe-General WEITZEL.,

Twenty-fifth Army Corps:

General Graham reports that the firing was from Howlett's Battery with light guns, and directed toward the obstructions.


Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

FORT MAGRUDER, February 22, 1865.

Brigadier General JOHN W. TURNER,

Chief of Staff, Army of the James:

I have received information, both yesterday and to-day a force of the enemy, viz: one brigade of dismounted cavalry, with four pieces of artillery. They are supposed to be at Bottom's Bridge, New Kent County, and Hanover Court-House. Their purpose supposed to be an attack upon our lines. I get the information from three women who have given us much valuable information heretofore. I think they are reliable.

Very respectfully,


Major Sixteenth New York Volunteer Artillery, Commanding Post.

(Copy forwarded by General Turned to General Kautz at 2.15 p. m.)

CITY POINT, VA., February 22, 1865-1.30 p. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Winchester, Va.:

Payne's brigade of cavalry has arrived here from the Valley. Wickham's brigade arrived here some time. Two passenger trains and two freight trains are now run daily over the Central road. There is