Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Hazard, on twenty days' leave of absence; Captain W. H. Rogers, Sixth Maine Battery, absent on leave; First Lieutenant William B. Westcott, First Rhode Island Artillery, absent on leave; Lieutenant Milbrey Green, Tenth Massachusetts Battery, absent on leave; Lieutenant A. M. E. Gordon, acting ordnance officer, absent on leave; Lieutenant John F. Campbell, F, First Pennsylvania Artillery, absent on leave; Lieutenant John W. Marcellus, G, First New York Artillery, absent on leave; Captain A. J. Clark, B, First New Jersey Artillery, absent on leave; Lieutenant Val. H. Stone, C and I, Fifth U. S. Artillery, absent on leave.
J. W. RODER,
Brevet Captain, Commanding.
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, March 5, 1865.
Colonel G. D. RUGGLES,
I have the honor to report that three deserters have just come in; names: John Artwell, J. D. Munn, D. B. Locklar, all of Third Alabama Infantry, Gordon's corps, Grimes' division. They left the rebel line about 4.30 this morning. These men were ordered to be in readiness to move at 5 o'clock this morning in case of an emerency. They know of no movements of troops. It is reported that General Lee has gone to North Carolina. They think Johnston commands in his absence, but they are not certain. These men have been sent to headquarters Army of the Potomac.
G. K. WARREN,
Major-General of Volunteers.
HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, March 5, 1865. [Received 5.30 a.m.]
Chief of Staff:
Five deserters in. Report that new marching orders were issued yesterday morning. Two of them report that Mahone's division moved yesterday by the South Side Railroad to some point they call the Junction, or High Bridge, but this report is not confirmed by the others.
H. G. WRIGHT,
HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, March 5, 1865. [Received 6.15 a.m.]
Two deserters just in confirm report of marching orders yesterday morning. State that two brigades of Mahone's division moved last night; heard they were going to the Valley. News on picket-line that Early had been captured near Gordonsville.
H. G. WRIGHT,