War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0951 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

March 13, 1865-11.30 p.m. (Received 5.50 a.m. 14th.)

Major-General WEBB:

Four deserters in from Twenty-third South Carolina, Wallace's brigade, Johnson's [division], who say it was reported on their picket-line that their division was to move to-night to the right of their line near Hatcher's Run and be relieved by Rodes' division. Know of no movement of troops lately, except Mahone's division, and no withdrawal of artillery from the lines. No late news of Sherman or Sheridan.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

March 13, 1865. (Received 10.15 a.m.)

Major-General WEBB:

Nothing new to report along our lines.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

March 13, 1865-7.45 p.m.

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

Picket-firing is increasing on my front and accompanies by cheering. I have sent to General Porter to ascertain the cause.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

March 13, 1865.

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

The cheering has ceased and picket-firing subsided. No reports however yet received.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

March 13, 1865-9 p.m.

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

General McLaughlen reports:

Six deserters just in from Forty-first Alabama and Forty-ninth North Carolina, who state that Ransom's brigade are to be relieved to-night by Gordon's brigade. No further particulars. Ransom's troops are reported going to the right.

I do not find any such brigade as Gordon's; I believe he commands a division. Have so informed General Willcox, and requested him to examine these men more closely. There has been no cheering since my last dispatch, and the picket-firing has settled down to the usual