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of their breast-works, right and left of the barn, a fort was noticed with six embrasures; two guns could be distinguished. No movement of any kind or indication of could be seen. When advancing through the woods one of the men was ordered to halt, and while the corporal of the guard was called for the sentry disappeared.

I am, major, very respectfully,

R. McALLISTER,

Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 26, 1865. (Received 10.10 a.m.)

Colonel G. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I respectfully report that nothing of importance has occurred in our front during the past twenty-four hours. Two deserters came in yesterday and two this morning; they know of no movements of the enemy.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

February 26, 1865. (Received 10.10 a.m.)

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB:

Nothing of importance has occurred on my lines during past twenty-four hours. Corps officer of the day reports unusual efforts made by enemy to prevent desertion, all intercourse being cut off. Twenty-four deserters came in, fifteen with arms.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

February 26, 1865.

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

Nothing this morning to report.

ROBT. B. POTTER,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

February 26, 1865-11.15 a.m.

General HUNT,

Chief of Artillery, Army of the Potomac:

Batteries opened fire yesterday afternoon to ascertain the state of the enemy's artillery. The latter replied principally with mortars. No material change could be observed in his artillery.

JNO. C. TIDBALL.