War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0924 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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arrived, were thrown in rear of that creek. martin's brigade, being indispensable with Wise's to defend this city, will be left temporarily uless otherwise ordered. I will leave here with three regiments of Colquitt's now here soon as rest of Martin's arrives, probably to- morrow morning.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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DREWRY'S BLUFF, May 12, 1864.

General BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

The enemymoved uponthe Petersburg railroad to- day after I came tot his point.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

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DREWRY'S BLUFF, May 12, 1864 - 5 p. m.

General BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

My old brigade is now getting on the boat, sothe officer in command reports. Kemper's brigade starts at once, whioch makes the two brigades called for. The enemy have been in front of me all day in terribly strong force. Ihave been fighting them outside of the works during the day andhave repulsed them. Their movements on this line will certainly be developed by mroning, and then I hope to be able to spare more troops with safety. I have been on the frotnline all day, which has coused delay in the delivery of dispartches.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

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DREWRY'S BLUFF, May 12, 1864.

General BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

The brigade ordered will leave here at 6.30.

R. F. HOKE,

Major -General.

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DREWRY'S BLUFF, May 12, 1864.

[General BRAXTON BRAGG:]

GENERAL: Hoke's brigade has gone on baots. Kemper's has gone also. The enemy are in considerable force in my front and are also reported to ave from 10,000 to 12,000 moving froM Chesterfield Courti-House down upon Drewry's Bluff, thus comimng upon my right and rear, while the force inf ront is to meet me. I will know fully soon and will report to you I shall fight them if met from all sides. You may be able to get informeation of the move on Chesterfield Court- House, if so please let me know; if this be so, and the forces at Richmond are not engaged, they can help me much bymoving upon those coming from Chesterfield Court- House.

R. F. HOKE

Major-General.

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