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up to repair bridge. When we left there was an advance of cavalry from Cold Harbor toward Mechanicsville. Was it of any importance?

FITZ. LEE,

Major-General.

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HANOVER JUNCTION, May 21, 1864.

Colonel W. PRESTON JOHNSTON,

Aide-de-Camp:

We are here with our division very opportunely, as Sheridan is threatening South Anna bridges. Our presence enables the re-enforcements to move on without delay. Indications are that Sheridan, if he does not attack, will pass through Caroline around our right flank. No firing in direction of army.

J. STODDARD JOHNSTON.

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PETERSBURG, May 21, 1864.

General BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

Major Hanvery has just arrived with 475 men and has been ordered to repair to Richmond without delay.

R. E. COLSTON,

Brigadier-General.

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WELDON, May 21, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

The Twelfth Georgia Battalion, 480 men, passed through this place this morning at 7 o'clock. I sent 200-pounder Parrott gun, captured at Plymouth, on the same train.

J. W. HINTON,

Colonel, Commanding.

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DANVILLE, May 21, 1864.

General B. BRAGG:

Guard at Staunton bridge about forty reserve troops under Captain Bailey. Others will arrive to-morrow. All the reserves of Halifax and Charlotte Counties are ordered to assemble at the bridge. They have three pieces of artillery.

THOS. BUTLER,

Aide-de-Camp.

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HEADQUARTERS LONGSTREET'S CORPS,

May 22, 1864--2 p. m.

Colonel VENABLE,

Aide-de-Camp:

COLONEL: Pickets will be posted as directed. My headquarters are at the house of Mr. Miller, on the road by which we marched, and half a mile above the Junction. The place is called White Hall.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. ANDERSON,

Major-General.

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