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

Colonel ALBRIGHT,

Fairfax Station:

COLONEL: The following telegram just received from General Augur:

It is reported that the pickets on the railroad about four miles Alexandria were driven in. Colonel Albright will send one company of cavalry at once down the railroad from his post and ascertain about this matter, and also give notice to the troops at Annandale. Report all information promptly.

W. GAMBLE,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST SEPARATE BRIGADE,

Fairfax Court-House, Va., March 5, 1865-9 a.m.

P. McCALLUM,

Superintendent Railroad, Alexandria:

At 1 o'clock this morning General Augur telegraphed me that the railroad pickets were driven in about four miles from Alexandria. I sent a company of cavalry from Fairfax Station along the railroad to Springfield Station, which has just returned, reporting everything all right. I recommend that a locomotive and guard be sent ahead of the regular train to Springfield Station to see that the track is all right, as some of the guerrilla devils may have displaced some of the rails last night.

W. GAMBLE,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

FAIRFAX COURT-HOUSE, VA., March 5, 1865-9.30 a.m.

(Received 10 a.m.)

General AUGUR:

I sent a company of cavalry last night from Fairfax Station along the railroad to Springfield Station; also an officer and twenty men from his post to Annandale, thence to Falls Church, and back. All have just returned, and report no intelligence of any enemy. I telegraphed to the railroad superintendent to have the track examined from Alexandria to Springfield Station ahead of the regular train this morning and see that none of the rails were displaced.

W. GAMBLE,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

FAIRFAX COURT-HOUSE, VA., March 5, 1865-10 a.m.

(Received 11.10 a.m.)

General AUGUR:

The following dispatch just received from superintendent of the railroad at Alexandria:

Captain Gale and guard left Alexandria about 1 o'clock this morning and went to Springfield, and found the track all right and pickets at their posts. Returned and pronounced the rumor false.

W. GAMBLE,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.