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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 36, Part 1 (Wilderness-Cold Harbor)
Page 1033 Chapter XLVIII. RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
June 4, 1864-8.30 p.m.

SIR: Last night, after the date of my dispatch, Generals Breckinridge and Finegan were attacked by the enemy as they were preparing to re-establish their skirmish line. The enemy was soon repulsed. Immediately afterward an attack was made upon General Hoke's front, with a like result. Up to the time of writing nothing has occurred along the lines to-day except skirmishing, at various points. The position of the army is substantially unchanged.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE.

General.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR.

Richmond, Va.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
June 5, 1864-8.30 p.m.

SIR: Nothing has occurred on the lines to-day except slight skirmishing. There is no apparent change in the position of the enemy. No movement on his part has been discovered.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR.

Richmond, Va.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
June 6, 1864-8.30 p.m.

SIR: There has been very little skirmishing on the lines to-day.

It was discovered early this morning that the enemy had withdrawn from the front of General Early, on our left, and from most of the front of General Anderson, in the center.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE.

General.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR.

Richmond, Va.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
June 7, 1864-7 p.m.

SIR: The operations of to-day have been unimportant. Slight skirmishing has taken place along the lines.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE.

General.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR,

Richmond, Va.


Page 1033 Chapter XLVIII. RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES.
OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 36, Part 1 (Wilderness-Cold Harbor)
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