War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0964 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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of staff, of ordnance and of artillery, are serious drawbacks to my future operations. Cannot those I applied for be ordered to report to me forthwith?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

(Copies sent to Secretary of War and General Bragg.)

RICHMOND, VA., May 6, 1864.

General BEAUREGARD,

Care of General Pickett, Petersburg, Va.:

Please urge forward by rail the troops ordered from the south to Petersburg, which is much threatened.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

WELDON, May 6, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

Telegram received. Every effort is being made to transport the troops as rapidly as possible.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

MAY 6, 1864.

General BEAUREGARD,

Weldon, N. C.:

Eleven hundred of Wise go this morning. All of Hagood gone already. Rest of Wise not be here till to-morrow. Can you save Petersburg?

W. H. C. WHITIN,

Major-General.

PETERSBURG, May 6, 1864. (Received Richmond, 3.35 a.m.)

Generals COOPER and BEAUREGARD:

The following has just been received from Colonel Randolph at Ivor:

Lieutenant Woodley says, since my last dispatch at 9 a.m.; twenty-eight transports, towing canal-boats, schooners, &c., loaded with infantry, cavalry, and artillery, ambulances, and wagons have passed up James River. The transports averaged from 500 to 1,000 each. About 5 batteries, 500 cavalry, 20 wagons, and 20 ambulances have passed my post since my last report.

G. E. PICKETT,

Major-General.

(Copies send Secretary of War and General Bragg.)