he is near, my trains will not be safe. I shall get within ten miles of Louisa Court-House to-night, it being over thirty miles from here.
J. A. EARLY,
June 14, 1864.
Colonel W. H. TAYLOR:
SIR: General Chambliss handed me the inclosed* to be forwarded to you. He says, from all information he can obtain, the enemy have desrted the White House and are making for the James River. He believes this information to be reliable. They have torn up the track, &c. Two prisoners captured say general impression in the Federal army is to the point above indicated. The crossing, the general thinks, will be at harrison's Landing.
Yours, very respectfully,
B. J. SEMMES,
Captain and Aide-de-Camp.
P. S.-General Chambliss says thera is no news to-day from General Hampton.
NEAR FREDERICK'S HALL, June 14, 1864.
Dispach of yesterday receive. I sent dispatches and letters. Enemy camped last night at Twyman's Store. Route this morning not yet ascertained. Portions of railroad near Trevilian destroyed. You shall hear regularly. We need supplies.
June 14, 1864. (Via Beaver Dam.)
General R. E. LEE:
Dispatches as sto rations received. My wagons are here. Will send to-day to meet supplies. Enemy retreating toward Fredericksburg, reported in very bad condition, wagons and ambulances full of wounded. I am forced to pause for supplies. Will move as soon as possible.
What are your orders?
GARRETT'S STORE, June 14, -12.15 p. m.
[General R. E. LEE:]
GENERAL: I advised you by telegraph of my position and that of the enemy this morning, and I only write for fear my dispatch miscaried. Last night Sheridan campded at Twyman's Store and he is sending his wounded to Fredericksburg. Citizens say that all his wagons