War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1193 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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considerable extent, unfinished. Also that you have the corduroy road from the Williamsburg to the York River Railroad completed and put in order. You will please direct your pickets to resist and drive back any advance of the enemy except in masses.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

February 2, 1865.

Major R. P. DUNCAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: Brigade commanders report nothing of interest during past twenty-four hours. The following casualties have occurred since last report: Ransom's brigade, 1 wounded; Gracie's brigade, 1 wounded.

Respectfully, &c.,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 3, 1865.

Major General G. E. PICKETT,

Commanding Division:

Did you send the information about the artillery and wagons crossing to the north side to General Lee? I not, do so.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 3, 1865.

Major General J. B. KERSHAW,

Commanding Division:

General Pickett's scouts report artillery, wagons, &c., crossing to this side of the river the greater part of last night, and also troops moving up the the rear of Fort Harrison. You will have you pickets kept on the alert and be prepared for any attack.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Brigadier General H. L. Benning, with the addition-Endeavor to find out if any movement is intended by means of your scouts.)

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 3, 1865.

Lieutenant General R. S. EWELL,

Commanding Department of Richmond:

Your communication of this date, requesting information as to our line and the necessity for manning the heavy batteries on the intermediate