War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0956 N. AND SE.VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SEPARATE BRIGADE,

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

Colonel WELLS,

Provost-Marshal-General, Alexandria:

COLONEL: I sent out two officers and thirty men, armed with Spencer carbines, on foot, through the woods last night, who examined the locality and vicinity described in your dispatch, but nothing was seen or heard of the guerrillas.

W. GAMBLE,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

FAIRFAX STATION, VA., March 13, 1865.

Captain CHARLES I. WICKERSHAM,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fairfax Court-House, Va.:

CAPTAIN: A party of guerrillas, about thirty, crossed the railroad below Springfield Station last night, and are reported by a citizen to have gone to Bone-mill.

CHAS. ALBRIGHT,

Colonel, Commanding, &c.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST SEPARATE BRIGADE,

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

Colonel CHARLES ALBRIGHT,

Commanidng at Fairfax Station:

A party of guerrillas are in our rear and will probably attempt to pass between your posts on the railroad. Have your command on the alert and communicate at once with your posts on the railroad.

By order of Colonel Gamble:

CHAS. I. WICKERSHAM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

March 13, 1865.

Major-General EMORY,

Commanding Nineteenth Army Corps, Stephenson's Depot:

GENERAL: We have good news from Sheridan. He was at Columbia on Friday last; had not crossed the James, owing to burned bridges, &c. He had destroyed the canal locks and bridges almost to Lynchburg; injured the dam, blew up the guard lock, let the James into the canal, &c. Supplies plentiful.

Respectfully,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

(Same to General Stevenson, Harper's Ferry.)