War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0872 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT. S. W., & W. VA. Chapter XLIII.

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Averell. It was believed that this was destined for Petersburg. The whole line is very weak since Averell's departure, pickets have fallen back considerably, and the line is now near the railroad. Hadnot Rosser better be held in statu quo for Averell? The negroes have left the Valley (colored troops) for Baltimore since Forrest's wxploit in the West. I send you some late papers and will send Ransom overearly in the morning. Colonel Mosbys' letter placing the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps at Annapolis was, I think, dated 13th of April. If the Eleventh and Twelfth were then in the West, is it possible that they could have transferred in so brief a time? Kilpatrick has been ordered to Sherman and has published a farewell to his division. I will write to Colonel Mosby to-morrow andto Stringfellow.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. E. B. STUART,

Major-General.

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WELDON, April 22, 1864.

General BRASXTON BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

Arrived here this morning at 5.30. No instructions here. Please send them. In the meantime will give general direction to everything. Have not yet assumed command. Please send me a pocket map of North Carolina and Southern Virginia. I have large ones. With Governor Vance's consent, will send slaves captured at Plymouth to Wilmington to work on fortifications.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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WELDON, April 22, 1864.

General B. BRAGG,

Commander-in-Chief, Richmond, Va.:

Your orders and views have been communicated to General hoke, and will be obeyed as rapidly as circumstnaces will permit.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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WELDON, April 22, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Commander-in-Chief, Richmond, Va.:

No regiment of Ransom's here. All are with him, or within his reach. Have telegraphed your suggestion to General Hoke.

G. T. BEUREGARD.

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WELDON, April 22, 1864.

General BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

General Beuregard has received no order defining his command. He deisres to know how many troops he will have in his command. He is ready to co-operate with you, and desires you to give him all the news transpiring in front. No further news from Hoke. He has sent all orders received. The general supposes he is temporarily relieved in his old department. I will stay here at general's request for a few days.

DAVID URQUHART,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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