report, as I have already supposed, Barringer's and Dearing's cavalry brigades in camp at Stony Creek Station; Beale's brigade to the left, as they suppose, near Burgess' Mill. The Weldon railroad repaired and running to Stony Creek, supplying forage to the cavalry. No supplies for any other troops are sent by that road. The projected branch from Stony Creek Station to the South Side road is not used, no rails having been yet laid. These men are intelligent, and tell me they are from Petersburg, and before leaving the enemy's lines [March 1] heard frequently from friends there. They know of no movements of troops to the south, but say the enemy is in daily expectation of an attack from us. The enemy's picket-line is along the Rowanty Creek.
H. E. DAVIES, JR.,
CITY POINT, VA., March 4, 1865.
Army of the James:
You may say to General Longstreet that I will send my reply to General Lee's communication as early as possible, but may not be able to do so to-day.
U. S. GRANT,
CITY POINT, March 4, 1865. [Received 10.30 a.m.]
Major General JOHN GIBBON:
Can you furnish me the names of the army gun-boats that will accompany the expedition?
T. S. BOWERS,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, March 4, 1865. [Received 11.25 a.m.]
Colonel T. S. BOWERS:
The Chamberlain, the Mosswood, and the Jesup, if General Patrick can dispense with her.
HATCHER'S, March 4, 1865.
Chief of Staff:
The gun-boats Chamberlain, Mosswood, and Jesup are at Fort Monroe, and will wait there for the arrival of the land force.
CHAS. K. GRAHAM,