alry, infantry, and artillery, on this side the river. Should the necessity for the move not be great, or if you should change your views, they might be recalled, which in view of the position of affairs here would be prudent.
R. S. EWELL,
DUNN'S HILL, June 22, 1864.
Inform me of the state of affairs in your front, and whether Cooke's and Davis' brigades are needed on that side of the river.
R. E. LEE,
JUNE 22, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel W. H. TAYLOR:
The Sixtieth Alabama Regiment has been doing provost duty in Richmond. Pemberton's battalion is a part of the heavy artillery force under Lieutenant-Colonel Pemberton. Owing to the weakness of the forces under General G. W. C. Lee, the Sixtieth Alabama and the battalion were ordered to report to him, and were placed by General Lee at New Market Hill. The orders of General Bragg to General Ewell directing force to be sent to General Hampton have been counter-manded.
Chaffin's, June 22, 1864.
Major C. PICKETT,
No change reported this morning in condition of affairs on this side of the James. General Hampton had his headquarters last night at Bottom's Bridge. General Heth's command went down to the vicinity of Deep Bottom at daylight this morning. Brigadier General G. W. C. Lee is with General Heth.
In the absence of Brigadier General G. W. C. Lee:
RICHARD H. COX,
Major and Aide-de-Camp.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF N. C. AND SOUTHERN VA.,
Numbers 30. June 22, 1864.
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IV. The limits of the Second Military District are enlarged so as to embrace the defensive works on the north bank of the Raonake River opposite Weldon. The commanding officer at Weldon is empowered to guard the avenues of approach to Weldon. These pickets and detachments will be subject to his orders.
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By command of General Beauregard:
JNumbers M. OTEY,