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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 51, Part 2 (Supplements)
Page 911 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- CONFEDERATE.

serious attempt to assault the breast- works of McLaws' division, but made five or six attacks on those of General Field, ont e left of the line. The last assault on the left was made just after sunset, and was the most obstinate of them all, some o the enemy runningup to and leaping over the breast works and bayoneting some of our men. This occurred in the part of the breast- works held by Generals G. T. Andersona and Gregg. The eemy wer completely repulsed in all their attempts. They are stil infrotn. The casualties have been very small indeerd.

Very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

R. H. ANDERSON,

Major-Geernal.

[36.]

HEADUQARTES ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

May 10, 1864 - 1 p. m.

Lieutenant General R. S. EWELL,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: I told General lee your present idea of enemy's positon. He says if you think an advantageous flank atttack can be made, make it. Hampton reprots that Earely is driving them onour left and Hampton's dismoutnedmen are doing the same on Early's left.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. S. VENABLE,

Assistan Adjutant-General.

[36.]


HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRIGINIA,
May 10, 1864.

Geenal B. BRAGG:

GENERALA large body of the enemy's cavalry reached Beaver Dam yesterday at 5 p. m., and is now advancing in the direction of Richmond via Trinity Church. My cavalry have been fighting them all day yesterday and are still in his rear pushing on. Thier rear left Anderson's Bridge at 8 a. m., where they cpamed last night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. E. B. STAURT,

Major-Geenarl.

[36.]

FREDERICK'S HALL, May 10, 1864.

General B. BRAGG:

The enemy's cavalry under Sheridan left Beaver Dam tjis morning, the 10th instant, at 7.13, going on the road toward Richmond by Trinity Church. I am pursuing him closely. I think he will cross between Hnover Junctina and Richmond, but it will be well to be prepared for him in the defvenses at Richmond. Similar dispatches have beens ent by way of Hanover junction and Gordonsville.

J. E. B. STUART,

Major-Geneal.

[36.]

HANOVER JNCTION, May 10, 1864.

General BRAGG:

GEENRAL: While pursuing the enemy froM Beaver Dam on the Richmond road the barricading was so serious an obstruction that a


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