me that Colonel Hall, Forty-sixth North Carolina Regiment, ought to be brought back at once, and his place supplied, if necessary, by local troops, say exchanged prisoners, under a good officer.
Our fight may come off to-morrow, and Hall is the best colonel I know in the service. His loss would be seriously felt in a field fight.
With Baker at Old Church, we ought to get timely notice of an advance upon Hanover Junction.
With great respect,
D. H. HILL,
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, HOLCOMBE LEGION, Bottom`s Bridge, July 1, [1863.]
Captain GEORGE D. WISE,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
CAPTAIN: Lieutenant-Colonel [T. M.] Logan has been on a reconnaissance to-day, and engaged the enemy at the Cross-Roads, whom they found to be one brigade of infantry, two regiments of cavalry, and four pieces of artillery.
He left them near that point seemingly with little disposition to advance.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. P. SHINGLER,
Colonel, Commanding, &c.
HEADQUARTERS FORCES FOR LOCAL DEFENSE, July 1, 1863.
Major T. O. CHESTNEY,
SIR: Inclosed you will find a tabular statement of the strength of the troops under Brigadier-General Lee`s command. Three additional companies have reported to this office, and will average about 80 men, but their muster-rolls not having been sent in, I am unable at present to give their force accurately.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
CLEMENT SULIVANE, First Lieutenant, and Aide-de-Camp.
Lieutenant Colonel W. L. Brown`s battalion . 333
Major W. S. Downer`s battalion . 299
Acting Major John A. Henley`s battalion 408
Lieutenant R. D. Minor`s (C. S. Navy) battalion . 308
Major R. P. Waller`s battalion . 343
Total 1, 691
BOTTOM`S BRIDGE, July 1, 1863.
General H. A. WISE:
GENERAL: The enemy-infantry and cavalry-in considerable force have occupied Tunstall`s Station.