War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0928 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

March 11, 1865.

Major-General WEBB:

Nothing new to report. Two prisoners were taken on our picket line yesterday.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

March 11, 1865.

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB, Chief of Staff:

In reply to your request to report why the Richmond paper was not forwarded to your headquarters yesterday, I have to say that no paper was received yesterday. I add for the information of the major-general commanding that a Richmond paper was received at these headquarters this afternoon and has just been forwarded to your headquarters.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

March 11, 1865-3 p.m.

Brigadier General J. A. RAWLINS, City Point:

Colonel Mulford states that the rebel Secretary of War has official dispatch of General Kilpatrick having been surprised in his camp near Cheraw, S. C., day before yesterday at daylight, with loss of camp equipage and all of his guns, several hundred prisoners, and the recapture of a large number of prisoners whom he had taken. The rebels were unable to remove the guns and destroyed them. Sherman is reported near Cheraw. Kilpatrick fell back on him, and thus the rebels learned where General S. was.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA, ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, March 11, 1865-12.35 p.m.

Brevet Brigadier-General SHARPE, City Point:

Have thirteen deserters from rebel gun-boat Virginia. They brought in their guns, and will be a little delay in sending them to you, as the machinery for paying for them is just getting perfected. They bring no important news.

FRED. L. MANNING,

Provost-Marshal-General.

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

ARMIES OPERATING AGAINST RICHMOND,

March 11, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel MANNING,

Provost-Marshal-General, Army of the James:

I beg to make earnest representations concerning the conduct of men representing themselves as belonging to your department. They alarm our friends in Richmond by frequent messages which are intended only