Disturbed by rumor and report of the movement of troops, and the evacuation of Petersburg
It is supposed that these troops are going in the direction of Burkeville
Received orders today to hold ourselves in readiness to move at a moment's warning.
Expecting to receive orders to move.
' (now Grymes
') Division, was taken from our front today and carried to the right.
extended his lines so as to cover our front, in addition to his former front.
No orders to move as yet. This is owing to the rainy weather, which has prevailed during this time, I suppose.
Unprecedented bad weather prevailing.
is out on another raid, but this rain will doubtless defeat some of his plans.
T. E. and S. B. A returned today.
Paid newsboy up to 7th, inclusive.
's division removed from the line.
No excitement prevailing; rumors very numerous.
still riding on a raid.
Early whipped and his army scattered.
Beautiful weather prevailing, but the roads are still very bad.
All quiet; most strangely beautiful weather (for this season of the year). Roads in very good condition.
The question is being asked daily, Why does Grant
The opinion is now very general that he is waiting for the development of the campaign of Messrs Sherman
, whose columns are nearly ready to make the co-operating moves which Ulysses deems necessary for the capture of Richmond
Election day for members of the Legislature passed off quietly.
New York Herald
of the 27th received here today, states that President Lincoln
has gone to City Point
for the purpose of conferring with General Grant
and increasing his powers so that he may be authorized to offer terms of capitulation!!! to General Lee
and his army when they surrender, which is expected in a very short time.
What fools the Yankees
Quite a heavy fight occurred in front of Petersburg
last night, commencing at 10 o'clock and concluding about 1:30 o'clock. The artillery and musketry were quite loud upon the occasion.
Have not heard the result as yet.
All quiet; firing last night found to proceed from an attack made by the enemy upon General Gordon
's line in retaliation, I suppose, for his foray upon them a few nights since.