War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1209 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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artillery and transportation by the opening of our spring campaign. If you could visit Colonel Harman in Staunton, you might derive from him valuable information on this whole subject, and if you cannot go I would suggest the propriety of communicating with him by letter.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. M. PENDLETON,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 7, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Northern Virginia:

A Federal deserter who came over last evening reports that the cavalry and infantry on this side have written orders to keep four days' rations cooked on hand.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 7, 1865.

Major General G. W. C. LEE,

Commanding, Chaffin's:

General Longstreet desires you to hurry up the work on the bomb-proofs along you line as much as possible, especially on those between Elliott's Salient and Battery Field.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

February 7, 1865.

Major DUNCAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: It is believed from pretty good evidence that thirteen wagons of this command were captured by the enemy on the day before yesterday, while going after forage, on the Boydton plank road. One man deserted from Wise's brigade on the night of the 5th instant. The following casualties are reported: Elliott's brigade, one wounded.

Respectfully, &c.,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

February 8, 1865.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond, Va.:

SIR: All the disposable force of the right wing of the army has been operating against the enemy beyond Hatcher's Run since Sunday. Yesterday, the most inclement day of the winter, they had to be