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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

October 27, 1864.

Hon, SECRETARY OF WAR,

Richmond:

SIR: General Hill reports that the enemy crossed Hatcher's Run this morning at Armstrong's Mill and Monk's Neck bridge; force unknown. General Longstreet reports that the enemy is moving to our left, and that cavalry and infantry have appeared on the Nine-Mile road. There thus appears to be a simultaneous movement on both flanks. Our troops have made corresponding movements.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

(By Charles Marshall, aide-de-camp, for and in the absence of General Lee.)

[OCTOBER 27, 1864.-For Lee to Seddon, reporting attacks on the right and left of his lines, &c. (two dispatches), see Part I, p. 853.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.

Richmond, Va., October 27, 1864.

General R. E. LEE,

Chaffin's Bluff:

Following telegram received this morning. I send it for your information:

HAMILTON'S CROSSING,

October 27, 1864.

P. V. DANIEL,

President:

Colonel Garnett reports from Milford there were large number o gun-boats or transports in Rappahannock River, eight miles below Port Royal, at 1 o'clock this morning, and they were supposed to have cavalry on board for the purpose of making raid to destroy crops and carry off negroes. They were making their way up river at the time he saw them.

D. S. BEVANS,

Conductor.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 256.

Richmond, October 27, 1864.

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XXXVII. The Tredegar Battalion will report immediately to Lieutenant-Colonel Pemberton, commanding the Artillery Defenses of this city.

XXXVIII. The corps of cadets commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Shipp will report immediately to Lieutenant-Colonel pemberton, commanding Artillery Defenses of this city.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNumbers WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.