War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0807 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER TROOPS, Blandford, July 26, 1864.

Colonel W. H. STEVENS,

Chief Engineer, Army of Northern Virginia:

COLONEL: At Pegram's salient, mine No. 1, the total length of gallery is 82 feet. At mine No. 2 the total length of gallery is 72 feet, a total distance at Pegram's of 154 feet. At Colquitt's salient the total length of galleries Nos.1,2, and 3 is 97 feet, gallery No. 4 7 feet, a total distance driven at Colquitt's of 104 feet. At Gracie's mine the gallery has been extended a distance of 32 feet, the total distance extended in all the mines being 290 feet.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HUGH THOS. DOUGLAS,

Captain, Engineer Troops, in Charge Mining, &c.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A., Richmond, Va., July 27, 1864.

General R. E. LEE,

Petersburg, Va.:

General Ewell reports General Kershaw to have been driven back this morning, with loss of four pieces of artillery, by heavy force of enemy. General Ewell has called out the local troops. The best information I can get reports the enemy to consist of at least a division, with twenty-two pieces of artillery. General Ewell states prisoners have been taken from Hancock's, the Tenth, and Nineteenth Corps. You are doubtless informed more fully. I telegraph only to guard against possible omission or miscarriage.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A., Richmond, Va., July 27, 1864.

General R. E. LEE,

Near Petersburg, Va.:

Such embarrassment results from calling out the local troops that the President prefers the call should not be made till further advices or greater appearance of danger.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 176. Richmond, July 27, 1864.

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XII. Major E. Willis, quartermaster, is assigned to duty as chief quartermaster of Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, and will report to General G. T. Beauregard, commanding, &c.

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XLVII. Brigadier General G. W. C. Lee, commanding local defense troops of this city, will report at once with his command to Lieutenant General R. S. Ewell, commanding, &c., Chaffin's farm.

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