War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 1010 MD., E. N. C., PA., vA., EXCEPT S. W., &W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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looking out for Hampton's wagon train, shall move the line lower down according to circumstances, probably running it directly from Cold Harbor to Old Church.

Very respectfully your obedient servant,

J. R. CHAMBLISS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Near Gaines' House, June 13, 1864-7.20 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. TAYLOR:

I have established my line from Grapevine Bridge to Old Church and Pamunkey River and scouting to the front. The enemy has left our old front and retired toward White House and Long Bridge. It is currently reported among the citizens recently within the enemy's lines that their troops are ien route for Harrison's Landing. I shall hear further from scouts to-night and will report promptly.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

J. R. CHAMBLISS,

Brigadier-General.

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OLD CHURCH, June 13, 1864.

General W. H. F. LEE:

SIR: This morning between the hours of 8 and 9 Burnside's forces were passing Smith's Store, about four miles below the Old Church on the Pamunkey River road leading to Tunstall's Station. Captured stragglers report Harrison's Landing as their destination. Ferrero, with his negro troops and McIntosh's cavalry, broke up their camps near New Castle Ferry last night and took up their line of march for James River. Their pickets were withdrawn from Pony Creek to-day at 12 m.

JEFF. PHELPS.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT OF NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 12.

June 13, 1864.

I. In honor of the lamented Colonel O. M. Dantzler, Twenty-second South Carolina Volunteers, who fell on the 2nd instant at the head of his regiment, the battery at Howlett's house will hereafter be known as Battery Dantzler.

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By command of General Beauregard:

John M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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RICHMONG, June 13, 1864.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I inclose herewith a letter recently received from Jonathan Worth, esq., treasurer of the State of North Carolina, in relation to an order of Major-General Whiting, directing the operation of the saltworks of the State on its coast near Wilmington to be discontinued.