War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1136 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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[Fourth indorsement.]

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,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, January 25, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Four brigades of colored troops of the Eighteenth Corps marched down the Varina road yesterday evening to the pontoon bridge.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION, January 25, 1865.

Major DUNCAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have nothing to report this morning. The following casualty is reported: Gracie's brigade, one wounded.

Respectfully, &c,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

WILMINGTON, January 25, 1865.

His Excellency Governor VANCE,

Raleigh:

The heavy fleet is gone, leaving some twenty light wooden gun-boats inside bar at and below Fort Fisher. No change in troops ascertained.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

WILMINGTON, January 25, 187\65.

General R. E. LEE,

Richmond:

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.

BRAXTON BRAGG.