War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 1010 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Petersburg, May 15, 1864.

Colonel HINTON, Weldon:

If you have not received a dispatch from me to General Walker at Kinston by telegraph, cause the following to be forwarded as soon as possible:

HEADQUARTERS,

Petersburg, May 15, 1864.

General WALKER, Kinston:

Move with your brigade to Petersburg at once. Notify General Hebert to send on your regiments and to Colonel Jackson to relieve you, making the best arrangement he and you can with local troops and his force.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

MAY 15, 1864.

Colonel JACKSON, Commanding at Kinston:

If you can put any force at Kenansville do so.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

MAY 15, 1864.

Colonel JACKSON, Magnolia Station:

A battalion will leave at 6 this afternoon to report to you. They will be provided with five days' rations. What amount of supplies have you on hand? We have no cavalry to spare you.

A. VAN DER HORST,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, May 15, 1864.

Major General W. H. C. WHITING, Petersburg, Va.:

At 12 m. nothing new of importance in this command. I send one battalion of Eighteenth South Carolina Regiment to Kenansville, as a precaution, in case of any raid which might leave New Berne. All the troops from the south have gone through. Stores are still going up from here. Please let me know if this is to be continued. Colonel Tansill and Major Hill left to-day.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

Field return of Johnson's brigade, near Drewry's Bluff, May 15, 1864.

Command. Effec- Total Aggre- Laun- Priso-

tive present gate dresses ners.

total. present

Provost 22 22 24 1 1

guard

17th and 279 339 369 15 ---

23rd

Tennessee

Regiments

44th and 259 358 410 6 ---

25th

Tennessee

Regiments

63rd 311 351 379 1 ---

Tennessee

Regiment

General and --- --- 8 --- ---

staff

Grand total 871 1,070 1,190 23 1

W. T. BLAKEMORE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.