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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 42, Part 2 (Richmond-Fort Fisher)
Page 1193 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
August 21, 1864-10 a. m.

Major General C. W. FIELD:

If all the enemy have left send as many of your brigades as you can spare. If Gregg has left request Hampton to report to me.

R. E. LEE.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
August 21, 1864-4.30 p. m.

Major General C. W. FIELD, Chaffin's Bluff:

A brigade of cavalry and one of infantry, followed by wagon train, are reported crossing in front of our works around Petersburg to our right. Advise General Hampton. These troops are supposed to come from north of James River.

R. E. LEE


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
August 21, 1864-4.45 p. m.

Major General C. W. FIELD:

Telegram received.* If enemy has reduced his force send two of your brigades to Petersburg. Telegraph Major Wood, Richmond, to have cars at Rice's Turnout.

R. E. LEE


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
August 21, 1864.

General G. T. ANDERSON, Commanding Brigade, Dunlop's:

Camp your brigade for to-night at some convenient point near where you are landed from the cars. Notify army headquarters of your location. Extend same orders to dismounted cavalry.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PETERSBURG, VA., August 21, 1864-4.45 p. m.

Major General WADE HAMPTON:

Your telegram received. If enemy's cavalry has left north side I desire you to move with Hampton's division to this point as soon as practicable.

R. E. LEE.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
August 21, 1864-8 p. m.

Major General WADE HAMPTON,

Near Chaffin's Bluff:

Telegram received. Need not march all night. Select convenient camp for the night and move on early in the morning. Don't injure horses.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*Not found.

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