War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0876 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HDQRS. DEPT. OF N. CAROLINA AND SOUTHERN VA.,

June 5, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

GENERAL: General Winder having been relieved from command of the Second Military District of this department, I have the honor to request that a competent officer of proper rank be ordered to report to me, to be placed in command of that important district, which embraces Weldon, Goldsborough, Kinston, Plymouth, Washington, and other important points in the State of North Carolina. I would respectfully suggest that this be done with as little delay as possible, as serious difficulties might result from the absence of such an officer in the above-named district.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

[Indorsement.]

JUNE 9, 1864.

General Lawrence S. Baker has this day been ordered to replace General Winder at Goldsborough.

S. C.

[Memorandum.]

Brigadier General Lawrence S. Baker, assigned to command in North Carolina, headquarters Goldsborough, will report to General G. T. Beauregard for assignment to duty in the Second District, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, with headquarters at Goldsborough.

DUNN'S HILL,

Near Petersburg, June 5, 1864 - 9 a. m.

Flag-Officer J. K. MITCHELL:

River battery at Howlett's was not armed, because I was not certain of being able to protect it. The same doubt still exists.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

DREWRY'S BLUFF, June 5, 1864.

Major JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.:

Four monitors, three transports, and three tugs lying together a little below Howlett's. Six schooner-rigged vessels and one large bark lying at various distances, from half a mile to 1 1/2 miles, lower down.

Respectfully,

G. H. TERRETT,

Major, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF N. CAROLINA AND SOUTHERN VA.,

Near Petersburg, June 5, 1864.

General D. H. HILL:

DEAR GENERAL: Your of this date* received. The mode you propose for harassing the enemy might have a contrary effect. In

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* Not found.

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