War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1304 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, September, 29, 1864 - 3 p. m.

General BRAGG:

The attack on Fort Gilmer was repulsed by General Field and General Gregg handsomely. We will take the offensive as soon as troops come up.

R. S. EWELL.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

September 29, 1864.

Lieutenant General R. S. EWELL, Chaffin's Bluff:

Can you not draw some troops from your left to retake Fort Harrison? It will take time for troops from here to reach north side. Don't wait for them; endeavor to retake the salient at once. Pickett has been ordered to send a brigade to north side.

R. E. LEE.

WILLIAMSBURG ROAD, September 29, 1864.

General BRAGG;

I do not think the danger is much on this line at present.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

PETERSBURG, September 29, 1864 - 7.45 a. m.

General PICKETT, Hancock's House:

Enemy seems to be moving against Signal Hill. I wish you to proceed to the left of your line. Watch operations and endeavor to aid all in your power. See whether enemy have diminished in your front, and, if so, what re-enforcements you can send to north side. Request co-operation of the navy.

R. E. LEE.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

September 29, 1864.

Major-General PICKETT, Hancock's House:

Major Pickett's telegram received. General Lee desires the regiments ordered to be in readiness to move, to be sent at once to the north side and report to commanding officer.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

September 29, 1864.

Major-General PICKETT, Hancock's House:

General Gregg reports having captured prisoners from Eighteenth Corps, who say they crossed just before day this morning. these troops may have left your front. General Lee says it is very desirable, if practicable, for your to relieve a brigade to be available for service on north side of James.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.