War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0919 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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SPECIAL ORDER,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF N. C., AND S. VA., Numbers 4.

Petersburg, Va., May 11, 1864.

[Extract.]

For the present Surg. S. Choppin is anounced as medical director of this department, in addition to his duties as medical inspector.

By command of GeenrL Beauregard:

J. M. OTEY.

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PETERSBURG, May 11, 1864 - 7 a. m.

General BRAGG:

Offensive movement against enemy has commenced. General Hoke's division in the advance zupported by pickett's division. Give necessary orders to Major- General Ransom.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

[Indorsement.]

MAY 11, 1864 - 10.15.

You will according to previous instructions co- operate as far as you safely can.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

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PETERSBURG, May 11, 1864 - 8 a. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

Have ordered General Hoke, should enemy hae evacuated his front and be re- embarking, to attack, whilst I will send a force from here to attack those at City Point. If this does not meet your views, please send him via Drewry's Bluff, and courier a duplicate of your answer.

G. T. BEAUREGAD.

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PETERSBURG, May 11, 1864.

General BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

Have detained here the only mounted and equipped men of Dunovant's regiment of cavalry and ordered the suplus hourses on to Richmond to rejoint he dismunted men now at that point. Have already instructed Coloel Hinto, at Weldon, as to the troops passing Weldo.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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PETERSBURG, VA., May 11, 1864.

General B. BTAGG:

Shall I order forward Walker's brigade and Folk's cavalry regiment now at Kinston! One regiment of martin's brigade now at plymouth and Washington, Wise's brigade now guarding this place, and Dearing's cavalry brigade en route for this city, and two rregiments of State troops are the only forces between here and Wilimington.

G. T. BEARUREGARD,

General.

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