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MUDDY BRANCH, March 5, 1865.

(Received 9.20 p.m.)

J. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of telegram. I have just arrived, and shall assume command immediately.

Respectfully,

G. G. HORTON,

Major, Commanding.

ALEXANDRIA, March 5, 1865.

(Received 1.20 a.m.)

General C. C. AUGUR,

Commanding Department of Washington:

I have sent Captain Gale out to ascertain the facts in relation to the rumor. Will inform you of the result as soon as he returns.

JNO. P. SLOUGH,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., March 5, 1865-1.45 a.m.

General SLOUGH,

Military Governor of Alexandria;

Colonel Meservey makes the report I referred to General De Russy. Please find out what it means and let me know.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General.

ALEXANDRIA, VA., March 5, 1865-3.20 a.m.

(Received 3.30 a.m.)

General C. C. AUGUR,

Commanding Department of Washington:

GENERAL: Captain Gale, of my staff, has just returned from Edsall's, and reports, that he finds the guards undisturbed at that point.

Respectfully,

JNO. P. SLOUGH

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

FAIRFAX COURT-HOUSE, VA., March 5, 1865-1.30 a.m.

(Received 1.45 a.m.)

General C. C. AUGUR:

GENERAL: Your telegram just received. I have directed Colonel Albright to send a company of cavalry from Fairfax Station on the railroad toward Alexandria and ascertain in regard to the pickets on the road having been driven in. I think the road ought to be carefully examined to-morrow before the train goes over it. The scout mentioned will notify the troops at Annandale.

W. GAMBLE,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.