HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, February 9, 1865.
Respectfully referred to Lieutenant-Colonel Cole, inspector-general field transportation, for his information.
By order of General Lee:
W. H. TAYLOR,
HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, January 25, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel W. H. TAYLOR,
Four brigades of colored troops of the Eighteenth Corps marched down the Varina road yesterday evening to the pontoon bridge.
HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION, January 25, 1865.
MAJOR: I have nothing to report this morning. The following casualty is reported: Gracie's brigade, one wounded.
B. R. JOHNSON,
WILMINGTON, January 25, 1865.
His Excellency Governor VANCE,
The heavy fleet is gone, leaving some twenty light wooden gun-boats inside bar at and below Fort Fisher. No change in troops ascertained.
WILMINGTON, January 25, 187\65.
General R. E. LEE,
No movement of the enemy's force from here has been ascertained. I cannot account for so large a force as General Baker reports. He has moved with the available force of his district, and I await further advices before changing my dispositions here.