which are not yet to be fully understood. He seems tobe extending to our right, having occupied the position at the Beverly house, and the Gayle house (on this side the riever). The force at the BVeverly house tis morning was heavy, and General WilliamH. F. Lee thinks the force at Gayle house was merely to cover a movement up a botto leading into the Ny.
I am, very reseptfully, your obvedient servant,
C. S. VENABLE,
MAY 14, 1864 - 4 p. m.
GenerL R. E. LEE:
Prisoners just taken by GenerL Mahone in the skirmish onour right are from Second Corps.
R. S. EWELL,
LONG'S HOUSE, M ay 14, - 2.20 p. m.
[GenerL R. E. LEE:]
GENERAL: A scout has come in from Todd's Tavern and reports no enemy there. Citizens say that no troops have been there int the last day or two.
Very respectfully, ours,
GAYLE'S, May 14, 1864 - 8 a. M.
General R. E. LEE:
GENERAL: Everything is moving up toward Beverly. Heavy column of ionfantry and their artillery, which has been parked, are now moving forwad. I will open my rifles.
W. H. F. LEE,
RICHMOND, VA., May 14, 1864 - 10 a. .
Drewry's Bluff, Va:
What is the condition and dispositions this morning! Answer in cipher.
DREWRY'S, May 14, 1864.
President JEFFERSON DAVIS,
Only some artillery firing and skimrishing; otherwise all quiet. Troops arriving fromRichmond taking their positions in reserve.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.