1 1/2 miles from the bridge at Milford; also in line of battle at Wright's Tavern. Will keep you constantly posted. I have a very heavy train of commissary, quartermaster, and ordnance wagons. I am, in doubt whether to send them on to the army of not.
D. B. BRIDGFORD,
CHESTERFIELD, May 21, 1864.
I am ordered by General Lee to fall back to Hanover Junction as soon as the stores are sent off, I think some time to-night.
D. B. BRIDGFORD,
HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES,
Richmond, May 21, 1864.
General SAMUEL COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General:
GENERAL: I have respectfully request that you inform General Beauregard that the guard of 100 men at Mattoax Bridge, on Richmond and Danville Railroad, is from Hunton's brigade, ordered to Army of Northern Virginia. It must be immediately relieved by at least 200 men and must proceed to join its brigade.
For General Bragg:
I am, general, very respectfully,
JNO. B. SALE,
Colonel and Military Secretary.
[WILMINGTON, N. C.,] May 21, 1864.
General BRAXTON BRAGG, Richmond, Va.:
The Eighteenth Georgia Battalion left here for north at 11 a. m., 200 strong; also 150 furloughed men gone to join their command. No information of other troops from south.
Abstract from field return of troops in Hoke's division, Major General Robert F. Hoke commanding, for May 21, 1864.
Present for duty
Command Officers Men Aggregate Aggregate
Martin's brigade 136 1,822 1,958 .........
Hagood's brigade 92 1,444 1,809 3,734
Clingman's brigade 122 1,433 1,596 2,900
Colquitt's brigade 135 1,569 1,875 2,978
artillery 17 355 418 529
Grand total 502 6,623 7,656 10,141
52 R R - VOL XXXVI, PT III