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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 40, Part 2 (Richmond, Petersburg)
Page 664 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

on the other side of the Chickahominy and what danger is to be apprehended. I believe Colonel Eshleman is anxious to return to General Beauregard at Petersburg . Colonel Lightfoot's battalion belongs to the Department of Richmond.

Very respectfully,

G. W. C. LEE,

Brigadier-General.

JUNE 17, 1864.

General LONGSTREET, Danville, Va.:

(Care of Colonel Withers.)

You dispatch received, and your application to visit your friends in Georgia approved.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 17, 1864-6 a. m.

General G. T. BAEUREGARD, Petersburg:

I am delighted at your repulse of the enemy. endeavor to recover your lines. Can you ascertain anything of Grant's movements? I am cut off now from all information. At 11 p. m. last night we took the original line of breast-works at Howlett's house, and the rest of the line is being recovered. I have directed that the battery of heavy artillery be re-established, and the rails at Walthall Junction be replaced and the road reopened.

R. E. LEE.

CLAY'S HOUSE, June 17, 1864-10.45 a. m.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD, Petersburg, Va.:

Battery at Howlett's is being re-established. Hope your new line will protect the city. I would recommend it being established sufficiently in advance. Your line from Howlett's to Clay's is reoccupied. Enemy still hold some portion on right of Clay's.

R. E. LEE.

CLAY'S HOUSE, June 17, 1864-12 m.

General BEAUREGARD, Petersburg, Va.:

Telegram of 9 a. m. received. until I can get more definite information of Grant's movements I do not think it prudent to draw more troops to this side of the river.

R. E. LEE.

CLAY'S HOUSE, June 17, 1864-1.45 p. m.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Petersburg, Va.:

Fifth Corps (Warren's) crossed Chickahominy at Long Bridge on 13th; was driven from Riddell's Shop by General Hill, leaving many


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