War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0905 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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MARCH 9, 1865.

Captain WILLIAM FOWLER,

Asst. Adjt. General, First Division, Fifth Corps:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that all bridges over Hatcher's Run have been swept away by the freshest. The pickets of the Second Brigade were unable to pass over to relieve those on duty. Those that are now on duty are out of rations. I will make another attempt to cross them at daylight, but hardly think I will succeed without a boat.

I am, captain, very respectfully,

DANIEL MYERS,

Lieutenant Colonel, 187th New York Volunteers, Field Officer for Division.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

March 9, 1865. (Received 10.50 a.m.)

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired on the lines of this corps during the past twenty-four hours.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

March 9, 1865. (Received 11.15 a.m.)

Major-General WEBB:

There have been no changes in the disposition of the troops along our lines and nothing new observed in the enemy's lines.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

March 9, 1865. (Received 2.40 p.m.)

General RAWLINS:

Refugee from Richmond, lately released from Castle Thunder and deserted from Camp Lee, left Richmond last night. Says that Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday detachments of troops were moving through the city. Report was that Sheridan's cavalry had cut the aqueduct at Dover Mills and destroyed twelve or fifteen loaded boats. Some of the Dover Mills; some went toward Hanover Junction. Detachments of troops are being picked up and sent to various points. Heard one party of Sheridan's cavalry was going to Louisa Court-House. There was also a report three days ago in Richmond that Generals Sherman and Schofield had formed a junction. These reports were principally street rumors, except the movement of cavalry westward.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

March 9, 1865. (Received 4.40 p.m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The engineer force in this army is inadequate for the next campaign. I respectfully request authority from Washington to assign the Twenty-