War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0841 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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XIII. Major Robert Strange, aide-de-camp, Provisional Army, C. S., will proceed to make an inspection of the bridges and guard on the railroad between this city and Wilmington, N. C. He will receive special instructions from General B. Bragg.

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XVI. Brigadier General P. M. B. Young, Provisional Army, C. S., will immediately proceed with the cavalry under his command, belonging to the Army of Northern Virginia, to Hanover Junction, Va., and report to General R. E. Lee, commanding, &c., for assignment.

XVII. The depots and yards of railroad companies will not be occupied by troops nor be in any manner interfered with by them.

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XXVI. Major W. F. Foster, Engineer Corps, Provisional Army, C. S., will proceed without delay to Dublin Depot, Va., and report to Brigadier General W. E. Jones, commanding, &c., for assignment to duty.

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XXXIV. Colonel Shingler, senior officer of the Holcombe Legion, will assume command of the infantry regiment of that legion. The cavalry battalion of the Legion will be under the command of the next ranking officer present for duty.

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By command of the Secretary of War:


Assistant Adjutant-General.


Hancock's House, May 27, 1864.

General S. COOPER, Adjt. and Insp. General, Richmond, Va.:

Having noticed that my telegram of May 22, 3.30 p. m., has been incorrectly printed by the public press, I have the honor to inclose official copy of the original for record.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,


General, Commanding.


NEAR CHESTER, VA., May [22], 1864-3.30 p. m.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

It has just been ascertained by flag of truce that General Walker accidentally rode into enemy's lines during fight of 20th instant, refused to surrender, and was fired upon, when his horse was killed and he was severely wounded in the foot, which required amputation. He is doing well.


HANCOCK'S HOUSE, May 27, 1864.

General BRAGG:

General Dearing reports.

Have just returned from extreme right of my line, which rests on Appomattox River. Enemy have been engaged in striking tents all morning between 8 and 10; also saw wagons moving; direction taken was apparently down the Appomattox.