War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0396 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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CAMP PALMER, May 4, 1864 - 6.45 p. m.

Colonel CLAASSEN:

We are fighting at Rocky Run. I think the attack is in force. Are you attacked?

JAS. W. SAVAGE,

Colonel.

OUTPOSTS, May 4, 1864 - 7 p. m.

Colonel SAVAGE:

Your telegram received. No enemy here at all. If Rocky Run is forced, I am flanked; hence let me know when that should happen.

P. J. CLAASSEN,

Colonel, Commanding.

CAMP PALMER, May 4, 1864 - 7.30 p. m.

Colonel CLAASSEN:

Firing for the present has ceased. I think the attack is in force, but doubt whether the rebels will attempt to carry Rocky Run tonight. If they do will communicate.

JAS. W. SAVAGE,

Colonel.

OUTPOSTS, May 4, 1864 - 7.40 p. m.

Colonel SAVAGE:

Please let me know at once when your force is obliged to fall back from Rocky Run. No enemy here yet.

P. J. CLAASSEN,

Colonel, & c.

CAMP PALMER, May 4, 1864.

Lieutenant WILLIAM M. PRATT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

Lieutenant Hathaway sent to the right of Rocky Run reports the enemy in strong force on both flanks. Lieutenant Colonel Vought and Major Clarkson think it will be necessary to retreat before night.

JAS. W. SAVAGE.

NEW BERNE, May 4, 1864 - 6.45 p. m.

Colonel SAVAGE:

We are all on the qui vive here. Keep us informed.

I. N. PALMER,

Brigadier-General.