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PETERSBURG, June 22, 1864- 2 p. m.

General B. BRAGG:

From all I can learn the enemy's cavalry (Wilson's, spear's, and Kautz's) are moving through Dinwiddie inquiring the road to Burkeville and the High Bridge on the South Side Railroad. They are followed by one brigade from this army. Let General Kemper collect what reserves he can at the threatened points at once.

R. E. LEE.


Richmond, June 22, 1864.

General R. E. LEE:

The 8-inch gun should be husbanded. Bolts should not be fired at range over 600 yards.


Colonel and Chief of Ordnance.

[JUNE 22, 1864.]

Brigadier General G. W. C. LEE:

Colonel Gorgas telegraphs ammunition for heavy guns and mortars will be very scarce as long as workmen are kept in the field. How many men of this class are with the local troops, and can they not be allowed to return to the arsenal?


Assistant Adjutant-General.


Chaffin's, June 22, 1864.

Colonel W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

My orders were to leave in Richmond all the local troops engaged in preparing ammunition, which I have done, so far as informed of wants of Ordnance Department.

G. W. C. LEE,


CHAFFIN'S, June 22, 1864.

General R. E. LEE:

General Bragg has ordered a detachment of Pemberton's command and the Sixtieth Alabama, at New Market, to Bottom's Bridge, to report to General Wade Hampton. I send this information lest circumstances south of the river should make it unadvisable.


CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, June 22, 1864.

General BRAGG:

The Sixtieth Alabama is at New Market-that and battalion of 500 men from Pemberton's command have been ordered to Bottom's Bridge. General Lee has asked General Heth if it was practicable to move back the two brigades. The enemy have a bridge and tete-de-pont, with cav-