War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0900 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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Beauregard since 12 m. Can you not get troops to this point by South Side road? Our loss some 150 killed and wounded. Beauregard ought to force his way up.

G. E. PICKETT,

Major-General.

[36.]

LYNCHBURG, May 7, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

A thousand prisoners will reach here this morning, and other large numbers expected. What am I to do with them? All appropriate building are taken as hospitals. I have no guard for them, unless the Lynchburg militia organization be placed under my control and the reserve forces from the adjoining couties be called out temporarily for the purpose. Will you be kind enough to order them out.

FRANCIS T. NICHOLLS,

Brigadier-General.

[37.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

May 7, 1864.

Major OWEN:

MAJOR: Spear, with 3,000 cavalry, is reported advancing on Petersburg from the direction of Blackwater. Look out; guard the roads mentioned in my note.

Very respectfully,

H. P. JONES,

Colonel, Commanding.

[36.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

May 7, 1864.

Major OWEN:

MAJOR: See that those guns are posted on the Jerusalem road as soon as practicable, and the road intermediate between that and the Prince George Court-House road. Get some support from Colonel Jordan. Send a company of the Washington Artillery.

H. P. JONES,

Colonel, Commanding.

[36.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTH CAROLINA,

May 7, 1864.

Major OWEN:

MAJOR: You will post two pieces of artillery on the Jerusalem plank road and call on Colonel Jordan for a support by General Pickett's order. There is also an intermediate road on which I should like to have a picket or two of artillery posted. See this road and dtermine.

H. P. JONES,

Colonel, Commanding.

[36.]

CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, May 7, 1864.

Major T. O. CHESTNEY,

Assistant T. O. CHESTNEY,

Lieutenant Mapp, of the Signal Corps, reports that many steamers, &c., have passed this point loaded with artillery, wagons, horses, &c.,