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dead and prisoners on our hands. That night it marched to Westover. Some prisoners were taken from it on the 14th; have not heard of it since. All prisoners taken here are from Tenth Corps.

R. E. LEE.

CLAY'S HOUSE, June 17, 1864-4.30 p. m.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Petersburg, Va.:

Have no information of Grant's crossing James River, but upon your report have ordered troops up to Chaffin's Bluff.

R. E. LEE.

CLAY'S HOUSE, June 17, 1864-5 p. m.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Petersburg, Va.:

At 4 p. m. was compelled to assault center of our former line held be enemy. We now hold entire line from Howlett's to Dunn's Hill. All prisoners from Tenth Corps.

R. E. LEE.

HEADQUARTERS,

Drewry's Bluff, June 17, 1864-10 p. m.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Petersburg, Va.:

General Kershaw's division, which will camp to-night on Redwater Creek, is ordered to continue its march to-morrow to Petersburg.

R. E. LEE.

DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 17, 1864.

Colonel A. L. RIVES,

Acting Chief of Engineer Bureau:

At the request of Colonel Stevens for troops on this side, you will please send here 500 shovels, 150 picks, and 200 axes, helved.

CHAS. T. MASON,

Captain of Engineers.

DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 17, 1864-6 a. m.

E. H. GILL,

Superintendent Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, Richmond:

About half a mile of railroad at Port Walthall Junction was torn up yesterday by enemy during their temporary possession. Please replace the rails and open the road at once.

R. E. LEE.

DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 17, 1864.

E. H. GILL,

Superintendent Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, Richmond:

Please notify me when railroad is again in running order.

R. E. LEE.