War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0828 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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XII. Colonel J. B. Walton is relieved from inspection duty, and will report in person to General R. E. Lee for artillery service in Army of Northern Virginia.

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XXII. Major L. R. Page, assistant adjutant-general, will proceed without delay to Danville, Va., and made a thorough inspection of the various Government department at that place. He will make a report of his inspection to the Adjutant and Inspector General.

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XXIV. Major Charles A. Snowden, quartermaster, &c., is relieved from duty in the Department of Richmond, and will report to Major General A. Elzey, commanding, &c., Staunton, Va., for assignment.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR ATLEE'S, May 24, 1864-6.30 p. m.

General R. H. ANDERSON:

I have just received your note of 5 p. m. I am glad you have discovered the road intersecting that between Haw's Shop and Attle's. Place a picket on it to give you notice, as well as for your safety. If you find the enemy moving on it, strike at him. I have sent Breckinridge on thee direct road from Attle's to Haw's Shop. Do everything for the grand object, the destruction of the enemy.

Very respectfully,

R. E. LEE,

General.

DREEWRY'S BLUFF, May 24, 1864.

Colonel A. L. RIVES,

Acting Chief, Engineer Bureau:

The last of the iron-clads passed the obstructions at 4 p. m. The Virginia just after struck tide.

CHAS. T. MASON,

Captain, Engineers.

[WILMINGTON, N. C.,] May 24, 1864.

Major MOORE,

Commanding, &c, Kenansville:

Reliable scouts report the enemy at Peletier's Mills, under Colonel Ripley, on a raid, said to be intended for Richlands. Communicate this to Captain Morris, at Richlands or elsewhere, and inform him that Captain Beazley marched from here yesterday morning by Holly Shelter road to join him. These two, judiciously managed, might turn the raid back.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.