War of the Rebellion: Serial 087 Page 0854 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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Baxter road in front of Petersburg, but was soon driven out. On the Williamsburg road yesterday General Field captured upward of 400 prisoners and 7 stand of colors. The enemy left a number of dead in front of our works and returned to his former position to-day.

R. E. LEE,

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR.

CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, October 29, 1864.

General Hampton followed the enemy on his withdrawal from Rowanty Creek, driving his rear guard across and pursuing the cavalry behind the lines of their infantry. Several hundred prisoners were captured, and the enemy burned some of their caissons and ambulances. Our lines are re-established.

R. E. LEE,

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

October 31, 1864.

General Mahone penetrated enemy's picket-line last night near Petersburg and swept it for half a mile, capturing 230 officers and men, without the loss of a man. Total number of prisoners captured on the 27th below Petersburg, according to General Hill's report was 700.

R. E. LEE,

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

PETERSBURG, November 18, 1864.

General Pickett reports that last night a portion of enemy's picket-line in his front was taken possession of an held. One colonel 2 captains, 2 lieutenants, and 113 privates were captured besides the dead and wounded left on the ground. Our loss was 1 killed and 9 wounded.

R. E. LEE,

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

PETERSBURG, December 2, 1864.

The enemy attacked Stony Creek Depot yesterday and burned most of the buildings, consuming some stores and corn, but most of the latter was saved. The railroad is unharmed. General Lee, coming up as the enemy was retiring, attacked and drove him rapidly eight miles, capturing some prisoners, but could not bring him to an engagement. The depot was occupied by about 150 men, under Captain Waldhauer, about 125 of whom are said to have been captured, among them, I regret to state, Major Fitzhugh, quartermaster. The enemy left some dead at the depot and along the route of his retreat.

R. E. LEE.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.