War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 1002 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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DREWRY'S BLUFF,

[May 14, 1864] - 4 a. m.

General B. BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

I arrived here with part of Colquitt's brigade at 3 o'clock this morning. I am awaiting your orders.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RICHMOND, VA., May 14, 1864.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Drewry's Bluff:

Your command is extended so as to include all that portion of Virginia lying south of James River, including Drewry's Bluff and its defenses. Order will be sent by courier.

S. COOPER.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 112.

Richmond, May 14, 1864.

The command of General G. T. Beauregard is hereby extended so as to include all that portion of Virginia lying south of James River, including Drewry's Bluff and its defenses.

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IV. Lieutenant J. Austin Smith, artillery, Provisional Army, C. S., will report at once to General G. t. Beauregard, commanding, & c., at Drewry's Bluff, for assignment to duty with Lieutenant Colonel J. R. Waddy.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[MAY 14, 1864. - For Beauregard to Bragg, submitting plan of operations, see p. 1024.]

HEADQUARTERS,

Petersburg, May 14, 1864.

General WISE,

Commanding, & c.:

Order all of your brigade concentrated at once in the city. Commissaries to have four days' rations issued to the troops. Artillery to be in readiness to move. Send a dispatch for General Dearing to return at once.

Very respectfully,

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

[Memorandum.]

Chief of ordnance will see that Martin's and Wise's brigades as well as parts of other brigades here are at once supplied with ammu-