following reports of the battle of the Wilderness have never been in print, so far as we are aware:
Report of General James Longstreet.
headquarters First Army corps, March 23, 1865.
Colonel — On the 11th of April, 1864, I received orders at Bristol from the Adjutant and Inspector-General to report with the original portion of the First corps (Kershaw's and Field's divisions and Alexander's battalion of artillery) to General R. E. Lee, commanding Army of Northern Virginia.
On the 14th I reached Charlottesville, and awaited there the arrival of my troops, which were somewhat delayed by want of transportation on railroad.
As the troops arrived they were encamped at points between Charlottesville and Gordonsville.
On the 22d, in obedience to orders received from the Commanding-General, I marched my command to Mechanicsville, and encamped in the near neighborhood thereof.
On the 2d Field's division was moved to the north of Gordonsville, to meet an expected advance of a