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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

August 14, 1864-12.15 p. m.

General C. W. FIELD,

Chaffin's Bluff:

You do not say whether the force of enemy is infantry or cavalry. You must call for re-enforcements from Richmond. There are none here. Give hour of dispatch.

R. E. LEE.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

August 14, 1864.

General C. W. FIELD,

Chaffin's Bluff:

Have sent to halt Hampton, and ordered cavalry from this side. If unnecessary let me know. Aid the cavalry all you can and drive back enemy.

R. E. LEE.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

August 14, 1864.

General C. W. FIELD,

Chaffin's Bluff:

Hampton will be with you this evening. Two brigades go from here. Major Anderson, with 500 cavalry, ordered from Richmond. This may be a feint to draw troops from here. Watch closely and return the troops here at the earliest moment.

R. E. LEE.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

August 14, 1864.

General W. HAMPTON,

Beaver Dam, Va.:

Halt your command and return toward Richmond. Gregg's division is crossing at Deep Bottom. Send back an officer to ascertain position.

R. E. LEE.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

August 14, 1864-1.30 p. m.

Major E. C. ANDERSON, Jr.,

Commanding Detachment Young's Brigade of Cavalry:

(Care of Lieutenant-General Ewell, Richmond.)

Proceed at once with your command to the vicinity of New Market and report to Major-General Field, commanding.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[AUGUST 15, 1864.-For General Orders, Numbers 65, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Va., relating to treatment of deserters from the Union Army, see inclosure, Mott to Humphreys, August 26, p. 529.]