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poral to Benny's Landing, and I am going to send a patrol out to communicate with the Neuse bridge. If you could send me 3 mounted men I should like to have them, as I am short-handed.

PURDY,

Captain.

STATION Numbers 1, May 4, 1864-6.20 p.m.

Lieutenant HOLLENBECK,

Neuse Bridge:

Draw in your pickets; the enemy is at Deep Gully with artillery.

CLAASSEN,

Colonel.

STATION Numbers 3, May 4, 1864-6.20 p.m.

Colonel CLAASSEN:

Do you wish the pickets all drawn in?

HOLLENBECK,

Lieutenant.

STATION Numbers 1, May 4, 1864-6.50 p.m.

Lieutenant HOLLENBECK:

Yes; get everything ready as if the enemy had driven you in.

CLAASSEN,

Colonel.

STATION Numbers 1, May 4, 1864-7.20 p.m.

Lieutenant HOLLENBECK:

Have you any reason to suppose that the enemy is in your front?

Let me hear from you.

CLAASSEN,

Colonel.

STATION Numbers 3, May 4, 1864-7.50 p.m.

Colonel CLAASSEN:

I have not. Nothing has been or heard.

HOLLEBECK,

Lieutenant.

STATION Numbers 1, May 4, 1864-11.20 p.m.

Captain GREEN;

Sergeant Ross has gone up the railroad toward Dover Forks, to ascertain if any force is there. Captain C. G. Smith is on the railroad with his company near thee Tuscarora. I have great confidence in your vigilance. Let me hear from you if anything is heard.

CLAASSEN,

Colonel.

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