War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0874 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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Hill's corps; Major General S. D. Ramseur, to the temporary command of Early's division, Ewell's corps; Brigadier General William R. Cox, to the temporary command of Ramseur's brigade, Rodes' division, Ewell's corps; Brigadier General Thomas F. Toon, to the temporary command of Johnston's brigade, Rodes' division, Ewell's corps; Brigadier General William G. Lewis, to the temporary command of Pegram's brigade, Early's division, Ewell's corps; Brigadier General Zebulon York, to the temporary command of Hays' and Stafford's brigades, in the division of Ewell's corps now commanded by Major-General Gordon.

By command of General R. E. Lee:

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

June 4, 1864 - 8.30 p. m.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR,

Richmond, Va.:

SIR: Last night, after the date of my dispatch, Generals Breckinridge and Finegan were attacked by the enemy as they were preparing to re-establish their skirmish line. The enemy was soon repulsed. Immediately afterward an attack was made upon General Hoke's front, with a like result. Up to the time of writing nothing has occurred along the lines to-day except skirmishing at various points. The position of the army is substantially unchanged.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

HANCOCK'S HOUSE, June 4, 1864 - 1.40 a. m.

General B. BRAGG:

I have ordered Ransom's brigade to move at daylight if no hostile demonstration is made during the night.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

HANCOCK'S HOUSE, June 4, 1864 - 7.30 a. m.

General SAMUEL COOPER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

All quiet this morning. Ransom's brigade left here at 6 a. m. I shall transfer to-day my headquarters temporarily to point on turnpike between Swift Creek and Appomattox, near Petersburg.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

DUNN'S HILL, June 4, 1864 - 4.30 p. m.

(Received 5th.)

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

I have replaced Ransom's brigade by one regiment Dearing's cavalry. I will endeavor still to hold our lines at Bermuda Hundred Neck.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.