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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 40, Part 2 (Richmond, Petersburg)
Page 668 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 18, 1864-3.30 a. m.

SUPERINTENDENT RICHMOND AND PETERSBURG RAILROAD,

Richmond:

Can trains run through to Petersburg? If so, send all cars available to Rice's Turnout. If they cannot run through, can any be sent from Petersburg to the point where the road is broken. It is important to get troops to Petersburg without delay.

R. E. LEE.


SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF RICHMOND,

Numbers 162. June 18, 1864.

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III. In pursuance of directions from General R. E. Lee, the battalion of light artillery under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Eshleman will report to Brigadier-General Pendleton, of the Army of Northern Virginia.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Ewell:

T. O. CHESTNEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PETERSBURG, June 18, 1864-11.30 a. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

Occupied last night my new lines without impediment. Kershaw's division arrived about 7.30 and Field's at about 9.30. They are being placed in position. All comparatively quiet this morning. General Lee has just arrived.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 18, 1864-1.10 p. m.

Colonel J. TAYLOR WOOD,

Aide-de-Camp to the President, Richmond:

I am informed that there is one 7-inch rifled gun mounted at Howlett's; one 7-inch rifled gun and one 10-inch columbiad at Howlett's, but not mounted; will probably be mounted by to-morrow morning. The carriage for the 7-inch rifle taken from the steamer Drewry has not yet gone down, but will be sent down during the day. There is a great scarcity of proper transportation, the ordinary army wagon not being strong enough to transport heavy gun carriages.

Respectfully,

G. H. TERRETT,

Major, Commanding Post.


SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPOT. OF N. C. AND SOUTHERN VA.,

Numbers 26. June 19, 1864.

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III. Gracie's brigade will proceed to the north bank of the Appomattox River and resume its former duties in that vicinity, especially to guard and protect Fort Clifton and the batteries on that side of the


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