War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0761 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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enemy as long as possible in check, remembering that time with us is everything. Captain Beazley is ordered to Jacksonville to re-enforce you.

I have the honor to be, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. S. FAIRLY,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

RICHMOND, VA., July 10, 1864.

Colonel J. TAYLOR, WOOD,

Wilmington, N. C.:

Telegram of yesterday received. The object and destination of the expedition have somehow become so generally known that I fear your operations will meet unexpected obstacles. General R. E. Lee has communicated with you and left your action to your discretion. I suggest calm consideration and full comparison of views with General G. W. C. Lee, and others with whom you may choose to advise.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

RICHMOND, VA., July 10, 1864-6.15 p.m.

General G. W. C. LEE,

[Care of General Whiting],

Wilmington, N. C.:

Sent telegram this morning to Colonel John T. Wood to indicate my belief that the attempt would now be fruitless. If you have not other information I advise abandonment of project.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

Abstract from field return of the Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee commanding, for July 10, 1864; headquarters near Petersburg, Va.a

Present for duty

Command Office Men Aggrega Aggrega Aggrega

rs te te te

present present present

and last

absent return

Department of 12 - 12 12 12

North Carolina

and Southern

Virginia, General

G. T. Beauregard

Johnson's 516 6,391 8,403 13,681 8,478

division

Hoke's division 376 4,678 6,387 12,668 6,628

Total 892 11,069 14,790 26,349 15,106

First Army Corps, 17 - 17 24 17

Lieutenant

General R. H.

Anderson

Pickett's 399 4,472 5,862 11,628 5,924

division

Field's division 458 4,284 5,952 12,943 5,846

Kershaw's 365 4,217 5,791 11,646 5,712

division

Total 1,239 12,973 17,622 36,241 17,499

a The Second Army Corps, Lieutenant General Early commanding, is detached; not reported.