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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 11, Part 3 (Peninsular Campaign)
Page 568 THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN, VA. Chapter XXIII.

breakfast let the wagons follow after them. The regiments must start at once. Let the colonel commanding come by here for instructions.

Very respectfully,

A. P. HILL,

Major-General.

Acknowledge the receipt of this.

WELDON, May 30, 1862.

General R. E. LEE:

I will be in Petersburg this evening. Please telegraph me there your orders.

TH. H. HOLMES,

Major-General.

RICHMOND, VA. May 30, 1862.

General T. H. HOLMES:

Your dispatch of to-day to General Lee received. On your arrival at Petersburg this evening, repair to this city and report.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.


HEADQUARTERS, June 1, 1862.

Major-General HILL:

GENERAL: General Longstreet desires me to say that you should make you movement at once or it will have to be postponed. The greatest promptness is required.

I am, general, very respectfully,
G. MOXLEY SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS, June 1, 1862.

Major-General HILL, Commanding:

MY DEAR GENERAL: Yours of this morning is received. I have but one company of cavalry, and will send it to you. As soon as General Stuart comes I will ask him to send you another.

JAMES LONGSTREET,

Major-General, Commanding.

RICHMOND, VA., June 1, 1862.

General R. E. LEE:

SIR: The unfortunate casualty which has deprived the army in front of Richmond of its immediate commander, General Johnston, renders it necessary to interfere temporarily with the duties to which you were assigned in connection with the general service, but only so far as to make you available for command in the field of a particular army. You


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