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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 36, Part 3 (Wilderness-Cold Harbor)
Page 877 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

stead of driving him away from his present position, it might excite his ire and induce an attack for which, you know, we are illy prepared. Under these circumstances the commanding general deems it imprudent to put any of our heavy guns in position at this time. I am obliged for your suggestion in regard to shelter for our negro laborers; will look into the matter. No news from General Lee since yesterday morning. General Lee's situation is believed to be the same as of yesterday. General Beauregard will probably move his headquarters to Dunlop's house or in that vicinity to-day.

Yours, truly,

D. B. HARRIS.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
June 6, 1864 - 8.30 p. m.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR,

Richmond, Va.:

SIR: There has been very little skirmishing on the lines to-day. It was discovered early this morning that the enemy had withdrawn from the front of General Early, on our left, and from most of the front of General Anderson, in the center.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

June 6, 1864.

It is probable that the enemy is engaged in a movement from our front which we must follow with the utmost promptitude. As soon as you shall discover indications of his withdrawal from your front, the lieutenant-general commanding desires you to make your preparations to move at once and hold yourself in readiness for orders. We fear that he moved last night, and we have already lost much time in detecting it.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(To division commanders.)


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
June 7, 1864 - 7 p. m.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR,

Richmond, Va.:

SIR: The operations of to-day have been unimportant. Slight skirmishing has taken place along the lines.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

June 7, 1864.

Please let me have a report from your front as to the position of the enemy. General Lee is exceedingly anxious to be advised of


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