War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0658 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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JUNE 15, 1864 - 11.30 o'clock.

General BRAGG,

Richmond:

I have just received orders to cross the river and report to General Beauregard. My troops are on the march.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

JUNE 15, 1864 - 7 a. m.

General BEAUREGARD:

Four monitors, two tugs, three transports, two armed transports, four schooners and a bark in usual position. Report delayed on account of mist.

GEO. H. TERRETT,

Major-Commanding.

RICHMOND, VA., June 15, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Chaffin's Bluff:

Send immediately Ransom's brigade to report to General Beauregard. No time must be lost. Answer.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

LYNCHBURG, June 15, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

I have just arrived. My infantry and artillery will be here at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. No enemy north of James River and east of Blue Ridge. Enemy reported to be advancing, in force not known, from Liberty, in Bedford County. The cavalry under Imboden doing less than nothing. If a good general officer cannot be sent for them at once they will go to ruin. I do not yet think that main body of enemy is advancing on Lynchburg, but believe they are moving toward south-west.

JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Major-General.

DUNLOP'S HOUSE, June 15, 1864.

(Received Lynchburg 3.20.)

Major General D. H. HILL:

Petersburg again attacked; return soon as practicable via Richmond.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

BOTTOM'S BRIDGE, June 16, 1864.

General BRAGG:

General Lee is moving his headquarters to vicinity of Chaffin's Bluff. Communications will reach him quickest if sent that way. Please inform War Office.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.