War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1290 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865.

General R. E. LEE,

Richmond, Va.:

If enemy is moving down this bank of the river he may make a move against this flank. Colonel Johnston reports a larger force on this side than usual.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865.

Brigadier General W. H. STEVENS,

Chief Engineer, &c.:

General Longstreet directs me to say to you that if you have not moved the pontoon-boats you will not do so until further orders. Keep the boats in readiness to move, as they may be required elsewhere.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATORBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865.

Major General G. E. PICKETT:

You will proceed at once with three of your brigades to Lynchburg via the Danville railroad. Send and officer at once to arrange about transportation on the railroad.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865.

Major General G. E. PICKETT:

You will take your whole division instead of only three brigades as previously ordered.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865.

Lieutenant-General LONGSTREET,

General Lee's Headquarters Richmond:

General Pickett telegraphs that he has orders from General Lee to await directions whether to move by Petersburg or Richmond. Major Taylor has gone to make arrangements for transportation on Danville road. General Pickett is awaiting further orders.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.