War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0845 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERSS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, March 5, 1865-9.45 a.m.

General MEADE:

A deserter from Mahone's division has just come in, who says that the division had not moved yesterday morning when he marched on picket, and that he had heard nothing of any movement since. He will be sent up at once with all others here.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, March 5, 1865.

Major-General WEBB:

Nothing of importance has occurred within my lines during the past twenty-four hours. Twelve deserters from the enemy, four bringing arms.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, March 5, 1865-12.45 p.m.

Major-General WRIGHT:

Ord reports that two of Mahone's brigades relieved this a.m. two of Pickett's on his [Ord's] front; also, deserters confirm Sheridan's successes over Early at Staunton and Charlottesville.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, March 5, 1865. [Received 10.15 a.m.]

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing new to report in our front. The cannonading yesterday was commenced by the enemy opening upon Fort Rice while our people were relieving a battery.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS, March 5, 1865-11 a.m.

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

Four deserters from Johnson's division came in last night. They say that it was reported in Petersburg last evening that Sheridan had whipped Early; taken Staunton and Charlottesville.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.