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was endeavoring to ascertain their force. From what I can learn I don't think the movement amounts to much. It is almost impossible to cross anything but infantry at Deep Bottom.

J. M. MAURY,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, June 21, 1864-3 o'clock.

General R. E. Lee:

Major Stark reports that the enemy crossed a large force this morning at Deep Bottom. They are now on the Kingsland road about four miles from this post and advancing.

J. M. MAURY,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, June 21, 1864.

General R. E. LEE:

The enemy has not advanced farther,and are reported intrenching near Mrs. Grover's, on the Kingsland road.

J. M. MAURY,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

NEW MARKET, June 21, 1864-1 p. m.

General R. E. LEE:

Colonel Gary reports a pontoon bridge across bridge across James River at upper edge of Curl's Neck, opposite Sweeney's, just below mouth of Bailey's Creek.

G. W. C. LEE,

Brigadier-General.

NEW MARKET. VA., June 21, 1864.

Colonel W. H. TAYLOR,

Asst. Adjt. General, Army of Northern Virginia:

Enemy's force is about 2,000, chiefly infantry, some cavalry. No artillery yet seen on this side of the river; also some of latter since morning toward bridge on other side.

G. W. C. LEE,

Brigadier-General.

JUNE 21, 1864-2 p. m.

Brigadier General G. W. C. LEE:

(Care of Colonel Maury.)

Two brigades have been ordered from Bermuda Neck lines to march to James River and cross to Chaffin's on pontoon bridge. If not needed send messenger to stop them.

R. E. LEE.

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