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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 51, Part 2 (Supplements)
Page 1078 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

PETERSBURG, June 16, 1864-7.45 a. m.

General R. E. LEE:

Prisoner captured this a. m. reports that he belongs to Hancock's corps (Second), and that it crossed day before yesterday and last night from Harrison's Landing. Could we not have more re-enforcements here?

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

[40.]

PETERSBURG, June 16, 1864-9.45 o'clock.

General R. E. LEE:

The enemy is pressing us in heavy force. Can you not send forward the re-enforcements asked for this morning and send to our assistant the division now occupying the trenches lately evacuated by Johnson's division, replacing it by another division?*

[40.]

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

PETERSBURG, June 16, 1864-12.45 p. m.

General R. E. LEE:

Your dispatch of 10.20 a. m. received.+ We may have force sufficient to hold Petersburg. Pickett will probably need re-enforcements on the lines of Bermuda Hundred Neck. At Drewry's Bluff at 9 a. m. or later no news of Pickett's division.++

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

[40.]

PETERSBURG, June 16, 1864.

General R. E. LEE:

At 10.30 a. m. General Pickett's division had not reached our lines on Bermuda Hundred Neck. At that hour our pickets and skirmishers still held our second line of intrenchments and were ordered to hold them as long as practicable. At 9 a. m. it was reported General Pickett had not crossed at Drewry's Bluff.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

[40.]

NEAR PETERSBURG, [June] 16, 1864.

General LEE:

Signal corps reports afternoon of the 14th fifteen transports, and on the 15th seven more, with troops, artillery, and horses. This makes up forty-two troop transports. Activity also observed at Cannon's wharf.@

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

[40.]

PETERSBURG, June 16, 1864-7 p. m.

General R. E. LEE:

There has been some fighting to-day, without result. Have selected a new line of defenses around city, which will be occupied to-morrow,

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*For reply, see 10.30 a. m., VOL. XL, Part II, p. 659.

+Probably 10.30 a. m., ibid., p. 659.

++For reply, see 3 p. m., ibid., p. 659.

@For reply, see ibid., p. 659.

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