War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0693 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

February 25, 1865-12.20 a. m.

Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

Richmond Examiner of 24th says:

It is generally understood that some attack by Grant in this direction is anticipated, and everything has been put in readiness for any attempt he may make. It was thought that but for the heavy rain yesterday the enemy would have developed his intentions. The day before it was known that the enemy was again massing on the Vaughan road, and it was supposed that another attempt would be made to extend his lines on our right.

Does not this explain recent rumors of movements on part of enemy as well as Potter's report to-night? The paper will be sent you by an orderly.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

FEBRUARY 25, 1865-10.50 a. m.

Colonel BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, City Point:

The above is sent for your information. Up to 12 o'clock last night 134 deserters in twenty-four hours.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

February 25, 1865.

Brevet Major-General WEBB:

Nothing of importance has occurred within my lines during past twenty-four hours. Sixth-one deserters from the enemy; fifteen brought arms.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 25, 1865-2.35 p. m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

What reports do your latest deserters bring in in reference to movement of troops and evacuation of Petersburg, and what is the latest hour you have reports from the enemy's lines? Can you observe any change in the picket or main lines? Deserters on General Ord's front say that it is reported in their lines that Petersburg is being evacuated.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

February 25, 1865- 3 p. m. (Received 3.35 p. m.)

Major-General PARKE:

A deserter has this moment come in who left Mahone's division about 10 a. m. to-day. He reports no actual movement of troops up to that