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HEADUQARTERS ARMY OF NORHERN VIRGINIA,

May 18, 1864 (Received 19th)

Major General FITZ. LEE:

Dispatch of to- dy received. Collect all the caalry and wathc his course. notify those on his route and keep me advised. protect railroad and depots, if possible.

R. E. LEE.

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STAUNTON, May 18m 1864.

General R. E. LEE:

You will receive to- dy my letter written last night. I have organzed gaurd for Valley and will mve as rapidly as possibvle. I have no cavlry.

JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Major-General.

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RICHMOND, VA., May 18, 1864.

(Via Drewry's Bluff.)

General G. T. BEAUREGARD:

Your dispatch received. I learn that GenerL Hill's application for field service has not been received.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

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HANCOCK'S HOUSE, May 18, 1864 - 1 a. m.

(Via Drewery's.)

GenerL BRAXTON BRAGG:

The following just recieved:

Scout has just arrived from Old Point. Reports very small force on the Peninsula. No re- enforcements have been sent Butler since Griday, which were in five ocean stemaers and estimated at about 2,500. The force at Fort Powhatqan are under General Wild, and composed of negroes, unmbering about 2,000. The enemy have also a small force at Berkeley on the north side of James River. The Yankees have repaired all the wharves from Berkeley down to Grove; 's Wharf on the north shore of James River.

J. F. MILLIGAN,

Major and Signal Officer.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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WILLIAMSBURG ROAD, May 18, 1864.

Major- General FITZ. LEE, or

GenerL B. BRAGG:

Report from Lieutenant Harwood, Nance's Shop, this morning says that the enemy, estimated at five or six regiments, are moving to where the road forks to Long Bridge and Forgae Bridge. It is not yet ascertained what road they have taken. This force encamped in that vicinity last night. Leitenant Harwood left a large force ecamped at Malvern Hill at sunset yesterday. TH force of the enemy now at Nance's Shop did not pass Riddell's Shop, but moved to that point by a lower road.

J. D. FERGUSON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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