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ALEXANDRIA, VA., March 13, 1865.

Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: The guerrillas whose presence we reported yesterday, after attacking the patrol at Vienna, captured the horses of Mr. Munson, of Munson's Hill, and also those of Mr. Bailey, of Bailey's Cross-Roads. They are reported to have gone out at Springfield at 11.30 o'clock last night. They were commanded by David Broadwater and Bushrod Underwood.

H. H. WELLS,

Colonel, &c.

HEADQUARTERS SEPARATE BRIGADE,

Fairfax Court-House, Va., March 13, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff, Department of Washington:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that one of the three stockades at this post will be ready in two days to mount guns. I request that the two 20-pounder Parrott guns may be sent here for that purpose with as little delay as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. GAMBLE,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS,

March 14, 1865.

Respectfully returned to Brevet Brigadier-General Gamble, commanding Separate Brigade. It is not deemed advisable to send guns of this caliber to Fairfax.

By command of Brigadier-General Augur:

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FAIRFAX COURT-HOUSE, VA., March 13, 1865-11.30 a.m.

(Received 12.05 p.m.)

Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff, Department of Washington:

COLONEL: Your telegram received. I have now 1,200 cavalry out-800 with Captain Russell to Sperryville, and about 400 with Colonel Sweitzer to Waterford. The balance of the cavalry is barely sufficient to patrol between the posts of the line, to keep up communications, and protect public property. When the cavalry now out returns the guerrillas in front and rear of the line will have a lively time of it. Nothing yet heard from Captain Russell, but I expect him here to-night. Any information received will at once be telegraphed to you.

W. GAMBLE,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.