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is 3,000 cavalry and eight pieces of artillery on the Blackwater road, ans some infantry on the Franklin road. If I had my regiment together I could cross the river and annoy him, but with my present force can only hold the ford.

J. D. REDCLIFFE,

Colonel, Commanding.

G. E. PICKETT,

Major-General, Commanding.

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PETERSBURG, May 6, 1864.

General BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

Radcliffe, commanding at Ivor, reports that spear, with a large force of cavalry, probably 3,000, is on the way toward Petersburg, and will probably be somewhere near it to-night.

G. E. PICKETT,

Major-General.

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PETERSBURG, May 6, 1864.

General B. BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

Will you please send General Hagood your instructions. I have ordered him to the junction, as directed by you. What forces are on the line of railroad between that point and Richmond? Answer at once.

G. E. PICKETT,

Major-General, Commanding.

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WILMINGTON, May 6, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Hagood's and half of Wise's have passed. As the rest of Wise's will not be here until to-morrow, I have sent on the furloughed men.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

May 7, 1864-5.45 a. m.

General B. BRAGG:

Telegram received. Recall Barton if necessary. Amongst the captured from the enemy last evening are Generals T. Seymour, of Florida, and Shaler.

R. E. LEE.

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MRS. ROWE'S, May 7, 1864-3 p. m.

General R. E. LEE:

GENERAL: A scout has just reported to me who came from Todd's Tavern. He got within 100 yards of the place and found there a picket of the enemy, who fired upon him. Everything was quiet there, and there was no passing on the road. So the enemy is not advancing toward Sptosylvania Court-House on the Brock road. I have not heard from General Fitz. Lee since the dispatch which I forward to

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