War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0978 N. AND SE.VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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

In the Field, March 14, 1865-11 a.m.

General GIBBON:

Notify outposts and pickets to watch closely, and send direct to these headquarters information of any change on the enemy's line.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Same to Generals Wild and Graham and Colonel West.)

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

March 14, 1865.

Brigadier-General TURNER,

Chief of Staff:

The number of the enemy's pickets in the immediate front of Fort Burnham has heretofore been ninety-seven. To-day they number but sixty-five men.

G. F. SHEPLEY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

KAUTZ'S CAVALRY HEADQUARTERS,

March 14, 1865. (Received 4.55 p.m.)

General TURNER,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report that a foot scout of five picked men sent out by me this day reconnoitered the enemy's lines on the Charles City road and across to the White Oak Swamp. There men are familiar with the enemy's positions there, and report no change.

ROB. M. WEST,

Colonel, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, ARMY OF THE JAMES,

Before Richmond, Va., March 14, 1865.

Colonel A. W. EVANS,

Commanding Third Brigade, Cavalry Division:

COLONEL: The colonel commanding the division directs that you send out your scouts dismounted this p.m. to the Charles City road. Direct them to note particularly if any change has taken place in the enemy's line, and that you report the result of the scout immediately on their return to camp.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. C. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD BRIGADE, CAVALRY DIVISION, ARMY OF THE JAMES,

March 14, 1865.

ASST. ADJT. General, HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that, in compliance within structions, I dispatched two men as scouts to the Charles City road, who