War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1241 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 18, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. TAYLOR, Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Pickett reports that at 9.30 o'clock this morning his signal men saw about 2,000 infantry, accompanied by ten wagons, pass up toward Fort Harrison, coming from Deep Bottom. A deserter also reports one corps of Thomas' troops here.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

(Copy of Major General G. W. C. Lee, Chaffin's.)

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 18, 1865.0

General G. W. C. LEE, Commanding at Chaffin's:

General Longstreet has observed that the abatis ordered to be placed in front of your picket-line at Elliott's Salient on the 13th instant has not been attended to. He directs me to say that he desires this work to be done to-night-extending between Battery Field and Elliott's Salient, and running down to the water at the bluff, on the far side of the ravine, in front of the position and tolerably well up on the slope, so as to enable our gunners thoroughly to command any attempt to remove it.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S.- In the order of the 13th you were authorized to use one of the interior lines of abatis for this purpose.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

February 18, 1865.

Major R. P. DUNCAN, Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have nothing unusual to report this morning. Four men deserted from Elliott's brigade last night-it is not known whether to the enemy' also two from Gracie's brigade. It is thought they have gone to North Carolina. No casualties to report.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

February 19, 1865.

Major R. P. DUNCAN, Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: Everything quiet as usual. One man wounded slightly in Ransom's and Elliott's brigades. Two desertions from Ransom's brigade to the enemy, two from Elliott's, and four from Gracie's.

Very respectfully, yours, &c.,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.