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STATION Numbers 3, May 5, 1864-8 a.m.

Colonel CLAASSEN:

Dispatch received. The picket-line has been established for an honor. Everything quiet.

SMITH.

Captain.

STATION Numbers 1, May 5, 1864-8.30 a.m.

Captain C. G. SMITH:

Dispatch received. Send a small party to scout up the Neuse road a short distance, and when they return bring your command into camp, leaving the front guarded the same as it was before this event occurred.

By command of Colonel P. J. Claassen:

J. M. LOGAN,

Adjutant.

STATION Numbers 3, May 5, 1864-9 a.m.

Colonel CLAASSEN:

Dispatch received. Will send out immediately. All the posts are re-established except the cavalry vedettes and reserve. I have no cavalry here except two messengers. Cavalry cannot cross at this point.

SMITH,

Captain.

STATION Numbers 1, May 5, 1864-9.20 a.m.

Captain SMITH:

The cavalry will be sent out by the railroad at once.

J. M. LOGAN,

Adjutant.

NEW BERNE, May 5, 1864-10.05 a.m.

Colonel J. W. SAVAGE:

I am directed to say for your information that the enemy have appeared on the railroad to threaten probably our communication with Morehead City. All quiet across the Neuse. Keep a strict watch on the Trent road.

W. L. WHEATON.

Aide-de-Camp.

STATION Numbers 2, May 5, 1864-10.40 a.m.

Colonel CLAASSEN:

A cavalry officer from the Gully sends me word to fall back.

McNARY,

Colonel.