ment they could see the advantage of it soon. The rumor prevails in rebel camp that Hill's corps has gone, or is leaving for Beauregard. I will be down to see you this evening. General Turner's report not favorable.
E. O. C. ORD,
CITY POINT, February 25, 1865.
(Received 5.45 p. m.)
Do not come down to-night.
U. S. GRANT.
FEBRUARY 25, 1865-5.40 p. m.
Brigadier General JOHN A. RAWLINS,
Twenty-one deserters from the enemy since my last report.
JNO. W. TURNER,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA ARMY OF THE JAMES,
In the Field, February 25, 1865 1 p. m.
Brevet Brigadier-General SHARPE,
Bratton's (South Carolina) brigade, which has been on the extreme left of Field's division, near the Williambsburg road, passed toward the right last night between 8 and 9. The men said they were to relieve Corse, who is on the right of Kershaw, at Fort Gilmer.
FRED. L. MANNING,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,
February 25, 1865. (Received 10.40 a. m.)
The following dispatch received from the Lookout at Cobb's Hill, dated 9.50 a. m.:
Another column of the enemy, numbering about 1,000 men, moving toward Swift Creek by same route as the column I reported in my 9.20 a. m. dispatch.
The 9.20 dispatch has not been received, and he is ordered to repeat it. General is at the front.
ED. W. SMITH,