War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 1037 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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who said that their brigade was left behind and attached to the Fifth. He met infantry moving up the Gary's Church road toward the Halifax road just before daylight this morning, half a mile below Yellow Tavern, but could not estimate ttheir number or tell to what corps they belonged. He also states that the woods in rear of the enemy are filled with stragglers.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. TIERNAN BRIEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS W. H. F. LEE'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

August 22, 1864-3.30 p. m.

[General R. E. LEE:]

GENERAL: Major Brien made a mistake in his report of Custis' operations-for Slater read Still. You will find it on the map. It was a very daring feat and I think a little note from you to him would be pleasant. There is no movement of their cavalry. I suppose Gregg will be left to guard their rear.

Very respectfully,

W. H. F. LEE,

Major-General.

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NEAR PETEERSBURG, VA.,

August 24, 1864-2.45 p. m.

Brigadier-General WHITING,

Commanding Third District, Wilmington, N. C.:

In case of urgent necessity call on General Baker at Goldsborough for assistance. I believe it will prove to be only a feint.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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NEAR PTERSBURG,

August 24, 1864-2.45 p. m.

Brigadier-General BAKER,

Commanding Second District, Goldsborough, N. C.:

General Whiting is authorized to call on you for assistance should he be hard pressed. Aid him as much as your means will permit.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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HEADQUARTERS W. H. F. LEE'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

August 24, 1864 - 10 a. m.

General BUTLER:

GENERAL: The enemy do not seem inclined to advance beyond Malone's Crossing. They have a skirmish line in front of Malone's Crossing (toward Reams' Station), and Barlow's division (a deserter says) is there rearing up the railroad. A large body of their cavalry, supposed to be a brigade, moved on their left yesterday at 3 p. m. Ii have heard nothing of them, but have sent out scssouts toward Story Creek to see if they have possibly crossed below me.

Respectfully,

R. BARRINGER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

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