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Headquarters First Army Corps,

January 9, 1865

General R. E. Lee,


            The noise of artillery moving along the enemy’s front was heard early this morning, supposed to be going in the direction of the river. General Ewell reports that one battalion of artillery has been withdrawn from his front, also that the line seems thin. Scouts report no great change visible in the enemy’s camps. A party will push their way within the lines to-night and obtain definite information.

J. Longstreet,







Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 46, Part 2, p. 1025

Transcribed by Daniel Shevalier, 2018 June 19

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