War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1149 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS NINTH FLORIDA REGIMENT, January 23, 1865.

Respectfully referred to brigade commander.

J. F. McCLELLAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Ninth Florida.

[Second Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FINEGAN'S BRIGADE, January 23, 1865.

Respectfully forwarded for information of the commanding general.

The same discontent, resulting from the same causes, prevails to some extent throughout the brigade, and is, I think, one of the main causes of the large number of desertions form the command recently.

D. LANG,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

[Third indorsement.]

JANUARY 24, 1865.

Respectfully forwarded.

JOSEPH FINEGAN,

Brigadier-General.

[Fourth indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS, January 25, 1865.

Respectfully forwarded.

A. P. HILL,

Lieutenant-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 7.]

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISON, January 23 1865.

Major R. P. DUNCAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have nothing new to report this morning. Five men deserted from Gracie's brigade last night, three from Elliott's, an one from Wise's. No casualties to report this morning.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

HENRY A. WISE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ANDERSON'S CORPS, January 23, 1865.

Respectfully forwarded.

Desertions are increasing in the division. More particular reports have been called for, and efforts will be made to discover the cause.

R. H. ANDERSON,

Lieutenant-General.