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MARCH 5, 1865-10.15 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

The following dispatch is received:

HATCHER'S, March 5, 1865.

Terry's and Steuart's brigades, of Pickett's division, were relieved at 4 o'clock this morning by two brigades of Mahone's division.

CHAS. K. GRAHAM,

Brigadier-General.

Deserters in at Dutch Gap Canal last night say that four regiments of Steuart's brigade, Pickett's division, had gone to the Valley. Deserters from Bratton's brigade, Field's division, say that Charlottesville was captured by Sheridan and that Early had been routed.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, March 5, 1865.

Bvt. General JOHN A. RAWLINS:

Twenty-five deserters from the enemy since my last report.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, March 5, 1865. [Received 1.20 p.m.]

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The following telegram is just received:

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS, March 5, 1865 - 12.40 p.m.

Intelligent deserters report that the medical stores and machinery have been moved to Lynchburg; that Sheridan had captured General Early and his entire command, numbering 1,800 men. Four brigades of Longstreet's corps have been sent to intercept Sheridan at Lynchburg, if possible. Sheridan captured Staunton on Thursday last. These deserters left Richmond at 7 p.m. yesterday.

G. WEITZEL,

Major-General.

E. O. C. ORD.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, March 5, 1865- 6 p.m.

General LUDLOW,

Commanding Fort Magruder:

Have you any reliable information of enemy's cavalry being at or near New Kent Court-House? If so, state it.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.