War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0922 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., March 10, 1865-1.50 p.m.

Colonel WILLIAM GAMBLE,

Commanding First Separate Brigade, Fairfax Court-House:

Mosby is reported to be at Waterford, eight miles from Leesburg, conscripting. His force is exaggerated. Endeavor to ascertain correctness of the report.

Respectfully,

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., March 10, 1865-3.10 p.m.

Colonel WILLIAM GAMBLE,

Commanding at Fairfax Court-House:

Firing has been reported in the direction of Page Valley, supposed to be between detachment from General Sheridan's army at Charlottesville, guarding prisoners to our lines, and Rosser. Rosser and Mosby have probably between 600 and 1,000 men. General Hancock has sent a cavalry force to Front Royal to assist, if need be, the party with prisoners. Send a strong detachment, under a competent officer, to Warrenton, to examine toward Luray and Sperryville and aid, if occasion offers, our people. Acknowledge receipt.

By command of Major-General Augur:

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., March 10, 1865-5.55 p.m.

Colonel GAMBLE,

Commanding at Fairfax Court-House:

COLONEL: Your detachment should be 800 strong and should push on to Sperryville.

Respectfully,

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FAIRFAX COURT-HOUSE, VA., March 10, 1865-7.30 p.m.

(Received 8.10 p.m.)

Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR:

COLONEL: Reports from the several posts on the line report all quiet. Your telegram received, and the cavalry sent to Speryville. Have just started, under Captain Russell, Eighth Illinois Cavalry. I was just ready to start to Warrenton myself, but that is now indefinitely postponed.

W. GAMBLE,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.