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DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 16, 1864 - 9.40 a. m.

General B. BRAGG,

Richmond:

Just arrived at this point with Pickett's division. Have informed General Beauregard. Direct to me here.

R. E. LEE.

DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 16, 1864 - 9.40 a. m.

General BEAUREGARD,

Petersburg:

Please inform me to condition of affairs. Pickett's division is in vicinity of your lines front of Bermuda.

R. E. LEE.

DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 16, 1864 - 10.30 a. m.

General BEAUREGARD,

Petersburg:

Your dispatch of 9.45 received. It is the first that has come to hand. I do not know the position of Grant's army, and cannot strip north bank of James River. Have you not force sufficient?

R. E. LEE.

DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 16, 1864 - 3 p. m.

[General BEAUREGARD:

GENERAL: Dispatch of 12.45 received. Pickett had passed this place at date of my first dispatch. I did not receive your notice of intended evacuation till 2 a. m. Troops were then at Malvern Hill, four miles from me. Am glad to hear you can hold Petersburg. Hope you will drive the enemy. Have not heard of Grant's crossing James River.

R. E. LEE.

JUNE 16, 1864 - 4 p. m.

General BEAUREGARD,

Petersburg:

The transports you mention have probably returned Butler's troops. Has Grant been seen crossing James River?

R. E. LEE.

DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 16, 1864.

General A. P. HILL,

Riddell's Shop, via Savage Station:

Send a brigade to vicinity of New Market, intersection of Kingsland and New Market roads.

R. E. LEE.