War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 1027 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, June 22, 1864.

General BRAGG:

There are two brigades here in front of the enemy. Artillery could be spared, or General Pemberton thinks he could spare 500 muskets to go to Bottom's Bridge by rail, thence to move to White House.

R. S. EWELL.

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RICHMOND, VA., June 22, 1864.

General T. H. HOLMES,

Raleigh, N. C.:

Use all your available means to protect Weldon and railroad there from a sudden assault by a detachment of the enemy.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD CORPS,

June 23, [1864]-9 p. m.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding:

GENERAL: We did not accomplish anything; about 100 prisoners of Sixth Corps. It was so hot, the undergrowth so thick, and the enemy retiring all the time, our men did not press forward. Indeed, could not sufficiently fast to get up with their man body. Johnson is on his way to relieve Anderson.

Respectfully,

S. P. HILL.

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HANCOCK'S, June 23, 1864.

Colonel TAYLOR,

ASsistant Adjutant-General:

Whitworth gun fired eleven times before 4 o'clock, at intervals of fifteen minutes. The men on lookout in their observatory have been compelled to descend.

G. E. PICKETT,

Major-General.

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HANCOCK'S HOUSE, June 23, 1864-4.10 p. m.

Colonel TAYLOR:

I understand Johnson's brigade, on my right, has been ordered to withdraw, skirmishers and all. This leaves my entire right uncovered; artillery in position on the line left unsupported, enemy of course seeing the whole operation. The wothdrawal of Gracie was so arranged that the enemy could not have perceived it.

G. E. PICKETT,

Major-General.

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DUNN'S HOUSE, June 23, 1864-2 p. m.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

We cannot see the enemy about the crossing of the pontoon, until some distance above, near what is known as Spring Hill, in Prince