War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0660 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 16, 1864 - 8 p. m.

General WADE HAMPTON,

Pole Cat Station:

Dispatches of to-day received. Our cavalry north and south of Chickahominy have been advised of movements of bearer of dispatches; also to endeavor to ascertain movements of Sheridan, and to unite with you, when practicable, to crush him. Keep them advised of his movements.

R. E. LEE.

HEADQUARTERS,

Drewry's Bluff, June 16, 1864 - 5.30 p. m.

Mr. D. H. WOOD,

Transportation Office, Richmond, Va.:

Trains are not wanted at Rice's Turnout, about which inquiry was made this morning. Do not send them.

R. E. LEE,

General.

DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 16, 1864 - midnight.

PRESIDENT OR SUPERINTENDENT OF RICHMOND AND PETERSBURG RAILROAD,

Richmond, Va.:

The line of breast-works across Bermuda Neck is being reoccupied by our troops. General Anderson reports that the enemy tore up and burned about half a mile of the railroad below Walthall Junction. Preparations should be made to repair this portion of the track as soon as it is practicable.

R. E. LEE,

General.

PETERSBURG, June 16, 1864 - 9.45 p. m.

General BRAGG:

Enemy made two attacks on our lines this afternoon. They were repulsed with loss. We captured about 400 prisoners, including 11 commissioned officers. They belong to First Brigade of Hancock's corps. All quiet at this moment.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

PETERSBURG, June 16, 1864.

(Received 5.45 p. m.)

Major General D. H. HILL:

You will return at once to this city:

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

PETERSBURG, June 16, 1864 - 12 m.

Major General JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE:

Your application respecting General Hill is approved; he can remain.

By command of General Beauregard:

JAMES H. PEARCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.