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section of artillery at the McClellan Bridge as soon as you ascertain that the dismounted cavalry ordered to that point have arrived. They will possibly be there this afternoon.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, yours, &c.,

LAW. S. MARYE,

Captain and Assistant to Lieutenant-Colonel Pemberton.

CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, June 13, 1864.

Major J. W. PEGRAM,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The following dispatch just received:

RIDDEL'S SHOP, June 13, 1864.

Enemy indicate an advance up Charles City road. Colonel Gary commanding here.

B. W. BALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry.

The courier reports that the enemy were in sight of Riddell's Store when he left, in heavy force - cavalry, artillery, and infantry.

P. F. FAISON,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, June 14, 1864 - 9 p. m.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR,

Richmond, Va.:

SIR: The force of the enemy mentioned in my last dispatch as being on the Long Bridge road disappeared during the night. It was probably advanced to cover the movement of the main body, most of which, as far as I can learn, crossed the Chickahominy at Long Bridge and below, and has reached James River at Westover and Wilcox's Landing. A portion of General Grant's army, upon leaving our front at Cold Harbor, is reported to have proceeded to be White House and embarked at that place. Everything is said to have been removed, and the depot at the White House broken up. The cars, engine, railroad iron, and bridge timber that has been brought to that point have also been reshipped.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 138. Richmond, June 14, 1864.

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XV. Captain Marhall McDonald, C. S. Army, will report without delay to General R. E. Lee, commanding, &c., for assignment to duty with Major General M. L. Smith, chief engineer, Army of Northern Virginia.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNumbers WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.