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to unite in operations in North Virginia. There is not an hour to lose. Had the expedition not started I would say it would not go. Have all practicable arrangements made to transport the troops to this place with dispatch.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

[36.]

WELDON, May 4, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

To what extent shall the movement of troops just ordered by the President interfere with the transportation of supplies?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

[36.]

WELDON, May 4, 1864-4 p. m.

President JEFFERSON DAVIS,

Richmond, Va.:

Your telegram just received. All necessary orders are already being given to carry out your instructions. One of my aides will leave this evening with special orders to General Hoke. Utmost dispatch will be used.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

[36.]

GLADE SPRINGS, May 4, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

A raid is expected from the direction of the Kanawha. General Brekcinridge has little cavalry and asked co-operate 2,500 of mine cover Saltville; one brigade at Jeffersonville, and Tennesee Brigade, 1,000 strong, has been ordered in front of Bristol; will arrive from North Carolina in five days, probably. Will this suffice for the movement your ordered yesterday, or must I withdraw support from General Breckinridge? In that case Saltville will be in danger.

W. E. JONES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[37.]

PETERSBURG, May 4, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

By information received by the signal line the enemy have rebuilt Grove's Wharf in the James River, and by their present movements it is supposed they intend building another wharf higher up the river.

GEO. E. PICKETT,

Major-General.

[36.]

ON OLD TURNPIKE,

Dempsey's, May 5, 1864-8 p. m.

General R. E. LEE:

GENERAL: General Johnson, who has been engaged with Sedgwick's corps to-day, has repulsed every attrack handsomely. His line is nearly