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HEADQUARTERS, Near Petersburg, July 30, 1864-6.30 p. m.

General A. P. Hill reports that General Mahone in retaking the salient possessed by the enemy this morning recovered the four guns with which it was armed, captured 12 stand of colors, 74 officers, including Brigadier-General Bartlett and staff, and 855 enlisted men. Upward of 500 of the enemy's dead are lying unburied in the trenches. His loss slight.

R. E. LEE.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON, Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS, Near Petersburg, August 1, 1864.

There was a cessation of hostilities this morning from 6 to 10 a. m. at the request of the enemy for the purpose of caring for the dead and wounded. Seven hundred of the enemy's dead were buried or turned over to him for burial; 20 stand of colors instead of 12, as reported, were captured on the 30th.

R. E. LEE.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON, Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, August 13, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to forward three stand of colors captured by a part of General B. R. Johnson's division in the attack of the enemy upon our works around Petersburg on the 30th of July.

With great respect, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR, Richmond, Va.

[Indorsement.]

AUGUST 14, 1864.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL:

Receive and let suitable acknowledgment be made. Let me see it.

J. A. S[EDDON],

Secretary.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, August 13, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to forward by the hands of Actg. Asst. Adjt. General B. H. Nash, of Mahone's brigade, 17 stand of colors and 2 guidons captured by a portion of General Mahone's division in the attack of the enemy upon the works around Petersburg on the 30th of July. The accompanying report of Major-General Mahone contains the names of the captors, to which the attention of the Department is respectfully invited.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR, Richmond.

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