War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1259 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 25, 1865.

Major General J. B. KERSHAW,

Commanding Division:

Major-General Ord and part of his staff will be on the New Market road at noon to-day by arrangement to meet General Longstreet. Will you please notify your pickets at that point.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 25, 1865.

Major General J. B. KERSHAW,

Commanding Division:

General Longstreet desires you to make arrangements to place the chevaux-de-frise about which he spoke to you last Sunday. When the wagons were sent on that day Colonel Johnston did not understand the purpose for which they had come, and you are now desired to send an officer with the transportation to report to Colonel Johnston, engineer officer, the object for which the wagons have been sent to him.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 25, 1865.

Major General J. B. KERSHAW,

Commanding Division:

The communication of General Bratton in relation to the status of his brigade is received. General Bratton's brigade is still a part of Field's division, and as such will make its reports and conduct all its administrative business through Field's division headquarters. At the same time General Bratton occupies a part of your line, and is subject to all of your military orders. Passes to visit Richmond and applications for short leaves will be forwarded through your headquarters. Will you please communicate these directions to General Bratton?

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF RICHMOND,

Richmond, Va., February 25, 1865.

General BRECKINRIDGE,

Secretary of War:

GENERAL: There is a reserve force of about 200 reliable men here. There are also about 600 men at the different hospitals organized and armed, which I hope ot increase to nearly 1,000. The negroes a at the hospitals wish to join this force. It would require three hours to get the Local Defense, nearly 2,000, under arms. McAnerney's battalion (400) could parade in less time. Reserves, 200; hospitals, 600; cadets, 200-