John C. Babcock writes Union General George Meade in January, 1865, with information regarding Confederate troop locations and organization. He reports that General Jubal Early is in Staunton with his command.
Maj. Gen. GEORGE G. MEADE,
Cmdg. Army of the Potomac:
JANUARY 18, 1865.
The following is the organization (present) of Early's old corps: Gordon commanding corps; Battle's division (Rhode's old); Pegram's division (Early's old); Grimes' division (Gordon's old). These three divisions compromise entire remnants of Ewell's old corps. Early is at Staunton with a small command. Loss of Fort Fisher not considered by the rebel press as of any particular importance.
JNO. C. BABCOCK.
Bibliographic Information : Letter Reproduced from The War of The Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Volume 46, Serial No. 96, Pages 170, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC, 1997.