War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1231 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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they are serving, and immediate measures will be taken to return them to their proper commands. As soon as practicable an inspection will be made and charges preferred against those who neglect to enforce these orders.

R. E. LEE,

General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 11, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Colonel Perry, commanding Law's brigade, reports that he has just received reliable information through citizens recently from Alexandria, Va., that the enemy are repairing the Alexandria and Gordonsville railroad; also that a large force of cavalry and infantry, believed to number 30,000, are collected at Alexandria. Five transports loaded with troops passed down the Potomac on Thursday last.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

February 11, 1865.

Major R. P. DUNCAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: Brigade commanders report all quiet along the line this morning. Seven men deserted with arms and one without arms from the Fifty-ninth Virginia Regiment (Wise's); steps have been taken to capture them. Four from the Twenty-fourth North Carolina Regiment, Ransom's brigade, deserted last night, and it is supposed they are making their way to Person County, where they reside, and one man, a sergeant from Gracie's (Alabama) brigade, deserted to the enemy last night. I respectfully report the following casualties: Gracie's (Alabama) brigade, one man killed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY COMMAND,

Narrows, February 11, 1865.

Major J. STODDARD JOHNSON:

I am pleased to have to report that Captain Sweeny, with his company, met and defeated Foly's company, without loss, a few days since upon Flat Top Mountain. Sweeny reports the enemy's loss one killed, several wounded, and that he also captured four horses, some small arms, and scattered the enemy.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

V. A. WITHCHER.