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PETERSBURG, May 11, 1864.

General B. BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

My forces are being united soon as practicable. You may then rely on my hearty co- opperation indefense of Richmond. Appearances here this morning are that the enemy is about withdrawing from this poitn to re- enforce elsewhere. I will try to strke him a severe blow before he leaves.

G. T BEAUREGARD.

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DREWRY'S BLUFF May 11, 1864 - 1 a. m.

General BRAGG,

Richmon, d Va.:

Second telegram received. WIll start Hunton as soon as the boats can be gotten ready.

R. RANSOM,

Mjor- General.

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DREWRY'S BLUFF, May 11, 1864 - 1.25 a. m.

General B. BRAGG,

Richmon, d Va.:

Tell me when to leave the garrison and citadel at the bluff and join you in Richmond with the other troops, shjould there arise a ncessity for it. I send Dunovant's battalion dimounted cavalry to Mnachester at once.

R. RANSOM,

Major-General.

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PETERSBURG, May 11, 1864 - 7.30 a. m.

Major General R. RANSOM,

Commanding Drewry's Bluff:

(Through GenreaL Bragg.)

Forces under Generals Hoke and Ransom have already commenced their direct advance to form a juciton with you, and should enemy have retired toward Burmuda Hundred, they have orders to make a forced reconnaissance in that direction and tattack him, should opportunity be favorable.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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HDQRS. DEPT. OF N. CAROLINA AND SOUTH. VIRGINIA,

Petersburg, May 11, 1864 - 7 p. m.

Major General R. F. HOKE,

Commanding Advnce Forces:

GENERAL: I had just commenced this dispatch to ascertain your movements when I received a not from Colonel Harris, gaving me the position of your troops, halted eleven miles fromhere. Please inform me how far you have progressed int the movement ordered this morning, approved in General Bragg's telegram of to-day, communicated to you from these hedquartes. I shall join you at any moment my services may be needed; otehrwise, will leave here to- morrow withj Martin's and