War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0956 MD., e. N. C., Pa., Va., except S. W.,& W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

May 22, 1864.

Colonel VENABLE:

General Ewell desires me to report that his headquarters are on the north side of Central Railroad, about a quarter of a mile west of the Junction, close by a house and between Telegraph road and Junction.

Respectfully,

A. S. PENDLETON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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POLE CAT CREEK, May 22, [1864]--1.15 p. m.

General LEE:

GENERAL: Two hours ago I took position here, where the ground is very strong, leaving pickets from Wright's Tavern down. About two brigades infantry were then in sight, and I have been skirmishing with them since. They are pushing on sharply, but I can hold them here for some time. Everything is clear, and I only wish to mask the movement of the infantry. This is Burnside's corps, which crossed at Milford, and I fear that nothing else is here. Scouts do not report any troops going down the old Stage road across the Mattapony, and I have failed to hear of any other than Burnside's column lower than Guiney's Station. I would like to receive orders before night. Corn can be got near here, and I am feeding. General Bragg telegraphs that one regiment started up on the 19th. If you hear of them will your order them to the Junction? I hope the others will join me there.

I am, very respectfully, yours,

WADE HAMPTON,

Major-General.

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WILMINGTON, May 22, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

Following dispatch just received here:

CHARLESTON, May 21, 1864.

The Sixth Florida Battalion left here this a. m. for Richmond; strength, 425.

Expected here to-night. Will advise you when they leave.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS LOMAX'S BRIGADE,

May 23, 1864.

Colonel CRITCHER,

Commanding Lomax's Brigade:

COLONEL: I am directed by General Lomax to say that you are now in command of this brigade. You will go into camp on this place (Miss Crenshaw's), unsaddle to-night, and saddle at daylight. General Lomax's headquarters will be at Atlee's Station.

W. F. HULLEHEN,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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