War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1304 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 11, 1865.

Major E. TAYLOR,

Chief Quartermaster:

General Longstreet wishes you to arrange to have all the staff wagons of the commands employed to-morrow in hauling chevaux-de-frise. You will have them in charge of a quartermaster, who will report to Colonel Johnson to-day. Details will accompany each wagon for the purpose of loading it. They will be at Colonel Johnston's quarters, or wherever else he may direct, at daylight. You will please give this matter your especial attention. The chevaux-de-firse is to be hauled to opposite Fort Harrison.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 11, 1865.

Major General G. E. PICKETT,

High Bridge:

What of enemy's movements in your direction? Have you any field artillery?

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 11, 1865.

Major-General FIELD,

Commanding Division:

It is very probable that the enemy will attack to-morrow. You will hold your command on the alert and in readiness for whatever may occur. General Longstreet is in Richmond, where he will remain to-morrow. You will be in command of the line, and will give the necessary orders for battle and make all dispositions for beating back to enemy. Your authority will extend over the whole line all the way to the river.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

March 11, 1865.

Lieutenant General R. S. EWELL,

Commanding, &c.:

What is the enemy about the where is he going? I have heard nothing of him since I saw you in town on Tuesday. General Garry has been ordered to send a regiment up the James. What troops or men have you in the works north of me? Get such as you can in town in readiness.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.