War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1291 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865.

Major General G. E. PICKETT:

you will await orders from General Lee. General Longstreet was not aware of his having telegraphed you.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865.

Major General FITZ LEE,

Nine-Mile Road:

You will put your division in marching order and report to General R. E. Lee in Richmond for instuctions as soon as possible.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865.

Major General FITZ LEE,

Commanding Division:

I sent your orders a few moments since to have your command ready to move and to report at once to General R. E. Lee in Richmond for instructions. Gary's brigade will remain behind and continue to perform the duty assigned to it before your arrival.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865.

Brigadier General M. W. GARY,

Commanding Brigade:

General Fitz Lee's division of cavalry is under orders to move. Should it do so you will remain and continue to perform the duties on the left of the line just as before it arrived.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 7, 1865.

Brigadier General M. W. GARY,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

You will send at once a scouting party up the north side of the James River to ascertain the movements of the enemy. It is reported he is descending the left bank. If possible the party will communicate with General Fitz Lee, who is on the right bank.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.