War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0891 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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WELDON, May 5, 1864.

General BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

Your dispatch received at 11.15 p. m. All possible will be done.

G. T. BEUREGARD.

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WELDON, May 5, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

Has already ordered General Pickett to concentrate the troops of his command. Had not the troops at Plymouth and Washington better be recalled, except half a regiment at each place?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

[36.]

WELDON, May 5, 1864-6.45.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

The following just received:

The following written dispatch just received from engineer station three miles below City Point from Captain N. W. Small, of the Signal Corps, who went down on a reconnissance: "There are two single-turreted monitors, one double-turreted monitor, three gun-boats, and about forty transports in the whole fleet. Two gun-boats gone up Appomattox. Each transport will average 500 men. Some of the transports have horses on board. White and negro troops in expedition. They are landing at City Point, and have hauled down the Confederate flag and raised the Yankee flag."

G. E. PICKETT,

Major-General.

Is it not advisable to stop Hagood's brigade at Petersburg? None of Hoke's troops have arrived at this point yet, and cannot for several days.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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WELDON, May 5, 1864-10 p. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

Am unfortunately too unwell to go to Petersburg to-night, but will do so to-morrow evening, or next day.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. N. CAROLINA AND S. VA., Numbers 3.

Weldon, N. C., May 5, 1864.

I. With a view to a more perfect organization of this department, embracing that section of the State of Virginia south of the Appomattox and James Rivers, and that portion of the State of North Carolina east of the mountains, its geographical limits will be divided for the present into three military districts, as follows, to wit: First, the First Military District will embrace that sectionk of country lying north of the Roanoke River, with headquarters at Petersburg, Va.