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BOTTOM'S BRIDGE, June 22, 1864.

(Received 9.20 a. m.)

General BRAGG:

I wish to consult with you. Can you come out or shall I ride in? All quiet.

WADE HAMPTON,

Major-General.

RICHMOND, June 22, 1864-10.40 a. m.

It will be impossible for me to come out before late in the evening, if then. I think you had better ride in.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

BOTTOM'S BRIDGE, June 22, 1864-9.30 p. m.

General BRAGG:

I move to-night for Long Bridge. Troops at Chaffin's better be sent to interpose between enemy on james River and Sheridan, toward Riddell's shop I think would be best. we could concentrate there. Ask General Custis Lee to communicate with me at White Oak Swamp. Inform him that my advance will be there by 1 a. m. Enemy seen moving toward Long or Forge Bridge. I leave strong picket here.

WADE HAMPTON,

Major-General.

BOTTOM'S BRIDGE, June 22, 1864- 8 p. m.

General B. BRAGG:

Scouts report enemy moving out from White House with their advance at Talleysville at 4 this afternoon. I think they will cross at Forge Bridge or below, as they have pontoons, and make their way to James River. Please acknowledge receiving this.

FITZ. LEE,

Major-General.

[WILMINGTON, N. C.,] June 22, 1864.

General BAKER,

Kinston:

Three companies of cavalry and one of artillery crossed New River last night. I think they will try the railroad at either Rockfish or Northeast. Jackson will have to stay where he is.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

[WILMINGTON, N. C.,] June 22, 1864.

Colonel JACKSON,

Magnolia:

I will strengthen Northeast; you ought to watch Chinquepin bridge and if possible the Holly Shelter.

W. H. C. S. WHITING,

Major-General.