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Petersburg being nearly defenseless would be captured before it could be re-enforced. Ransom's brigade and Hoke's division should then be returned at once.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF N. C. AND S. VA., Numbers 20.

June 7, 1864.

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VII. Brigadier-General Gracie, with his brigade, after crossing to the south side of James River, will report to Major-General Johnson, commanding, Clay's house.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 132.

Richmond, June 7, 1864.

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XX. Second Lieutenant W. N. Bolling, Engineer Corps, Provisional Army, C. S., will report to General G. T. Beauregard, commanding Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, for assignment to duty with his chief engineer.

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XXVII. Major Francis Rawle, quartermaster, will relieve Major Clement Young, quartermaster of the Louisiana brigade, formed by the consolidation of Hays' and Stafford's brigades. Major Young, on being relieved, will report to Brigadier General J. L. Kemper, commanding reserve forces of Virginia, for assignment to duty.

XXVIII. The 200-pounder Parrott gun captured at Plymouth, N. C., will be turned over to the Secretary of the Navy.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

June 8, 1864 - 8 p. m.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR,

Richmond, Va.:

SIR: The enemy has been unusually quiet to-day along the whole extent of his lines, and nothing of importance has occurred. Two divisions of his cavalry, under General Sheridan, are reported to have crossed the Pamunkey yesterday at New Castle Ferry, and to have encamped last night at Dunkirk and Aylett's, on the Mattapony. They were accompanied by artillery, ambulances, wagons, and beef-cattle.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.