War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1303 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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to do this, it will force Grant to make a final struggle to try and save Sheridan. You should be prepared to re-enforce on this side to meet such effort on the part of Grant.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 11, 1865.

General R. E. LEE, Commanding, &c.:

How shall I ascertain whether the enemy is moving down north side of James? I have not enough of cavalry to feel him with. I have heard nothing of the movements of the enemy since I saw you on Tuesday last, except a telegram from Mrs. Longstreet, saying that the danger at Lynchburg was all past. Please furnish me with such information as you have.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 11, 1865.

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

A letter from a man in Terry's brigade, Pegram's division, addressed to a man in Humphrey's brigade, who deserted some days ago, has just been opened. The writer thereof, G. M. Keizer, states that he sis going to desert to-morrow, in company with several others. I cannot find out his regiment.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 11, 1865.

Brigadier-General ALEXANDER, Chief of Artillery, &c.:

You will please order into Richmond at once tow batteries of light artillery, from either Haskell's or Johnson's battalions. Select the batteries which have the best horses. The officer in charge will report to Lieutenant-General Ewll in Richmond.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 11, 1865.

Brigadier General E. P. ALEXANDER, Chief of Artillery:

It is probable that our lines will be attacked to-morrow. You will hold your command on the alert and in readiness for whatever may occur. Sheridan's force is reported to be from ten to twenty miles from Richmond. The enemy's fleet may attempt to co-operate.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Major General J. B. Kershaw.)