War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0938 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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WILLIAMSBURG ROAD, May 16, 1864 - 6 p. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG, Richmond, Va.:

GENERAL: I shall be to- night about six miles from Richmond on Darbytown road. I am wathcing the country between Bottom's Bridge and the White House, and have pickets on the Charles CIty road, the Drbytown road, and the Charles City River road, at Four- Mile Creek Church, the entire picket- lines being eleven or twelve miles fromRichmond. From latest informaiton it seems that Sheridan's cavalry is still in the vicinity of Malvern Hill. I hope to be able to prevent the enemy moving to our left without due notice being given.

FITZ. LEE,

Major-General.

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DREWRY'S BLUFF, May 16, 1864 - 5 a. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Commanding General:

The battle has just commenced. Our trust is in God, the valor of our troops, and the justness of our cause.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General Commanding.

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PETERSBURG, May 16, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

The reports of scouts have just arrived from Fortress Monroe and Nansemond River and report that the enemy are moving all their heavy guns from their breast works near Portsmouth and fromteh navy- yard. On Friday last five trasports passed Fort Boykin loaded with troops to re- enforce Butler. Grant estimates his loss up to the 9th at 27,000. I send you papers of the 11th instant.

MILLIGAN,

Majr, Signal Officer.

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STUNTON, May 16, 1864.

GenerL W. H. RICHARDSON,

Adjutant-Geneal:

The Corps of Cadets wer with General Breckinridge int the fight with SIgel yesterday at New Market and behaved splendidly. They lost 5 killed and 15 wounded, to wit: Cadets Cvbell, Jones, Corckett, McDowell, and Stanard, killed; and Cadrts Garrett, Stuart, Hill, Randolph, Johnston, Dillard, Berkeley, Wise, Triplett, Marshall, Shriver, Watson, Read, Turner, and WHitson, wounded.

H. M. BELL,

Major and Quartemaster.

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DANVILLE, May 16, 1864.

(Received 17th)

GenerL BRAXTON BRAGG:

If you will order the sup-erintendent to trasport 700 horses to Burkeville I can have a column of 1,600 cavalry at Burkeville, or any other point between here and the re, by day after to- morrow. I am hurrying everything as rapidly as possible.

P. M. B. YOUNG,

Brigadier-General.

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