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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 42, Part 2 (Richmond-Fort Fisher)
Page 1190 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

III. Brigadier General W. W. Kirkland will report to General G. T. Beauregard for assignment to the command of the brigade of Hoke's division heretofore commanded by Brigadier-General Martin.

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By command of General R. E. Lee:

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR PETERSBURG, VA., August 19, 1864-8 a. m.

General R. E. LEE,

Chaffin's Bluff:

Three division of enemy reported still in position fortifying where repulsed last evening near Davis' house, on Weldon railroad. I will endeavor to-day to dislodge him with four brigades of our infantry and the division of cavalry you have promised. Result would be more certain with a stronger force of infantry. Signal station reports just now one brigade of infantry, 100 wagons, and forty-nine ambulances passing toward our front on military road in rear of Battery 5.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

NEAR PETERSBURG, VA., August 19, 1864-9.20 a. m.

General R. E. LEE,

Chaffin's Bluff, Va.:

Captured Yankee captain. Says object of expedition was to break up Weldon railroad and so weaken our forces in front as to increase chances of breaking our lines, intimating use of another move. The fire of our batteries this morning must have disconcerted enemy's plans.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

PETERSBURG, August 19, 1864-1.30 p. m.

General R. E. LEE,

Chaffin's Bluff:

General Wilcox reports passing of wagons or artillery all night over pontoon bridge from north to south side of Appomattox.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

PETERSBURG, August 19, 1864.

General R. E. LEE,

Chaffin's Bluff:

Colonel Simmons, of Thomas' brigade, reports that a brigade of infantry passed pontoon bridge this a. m. about 7 o'clock, moving this way. Artillery or wagons were passing bridge all night.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.


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