LATER. - The enemy advancing on the road from Tunstall's Station toward the Cross-Roads, which is their route for this point.
W. P. SHINGLER,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF HENRICO,
Richmond, July 1, 1863.
Major T. O. CHESTNEY
MAJOR: I am directed by the general commanding the department to report the following forces, that can be used at the fortifications around this city: 1, 112 convalescents from hospitals; 600 exchanged prisoners; one company at Camp Lee, numbering about 60 men. There are also about 560 convalescents organized at Camp Winder, under Lieutenant-Colonel Cunningham, which have yet to be armed and equipped; this will be done as soon as practicable. I do not know whether Colonel Walker has yet fully armed and equipped all the convalescents under his command.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. W. PEGRAM,
[JULY -, 1863]
Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,
General Martin reports Foster's arrival at New Berne with negro re-enforcements; my scouts in front confirm it. Martin learns 300 wagons were landing on Sunday to march on Wilmington. Attack by water to be made also. Enemy reported throwing forward scouts on the Neuse road. The advance on Weldon is doubtless to co-operate and cut off re-enforcements. You know my condition; let me hear from you immediately.
W. H. C. WHITING,
[JULY -, 1863]
Your dispatch received. Tell Mallett to have his whole command in readiness to move. I have 400 stand of arms. Foster had arrived