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Taylorsville, May 27, 1864—6:45 a. m.



Hon. James A. Seddon:

The enemy retired to the north side of the North Anna last night. A portion of his force is still visible on the north bank, but cavalry and infantry have crossed at Hanovertown. I have sent the cavalry in that direction to check the movement, and will move the army to Ashland.

                        R E Lee

Source: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Vol. 36, Part 3, p. 836.

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 May 26

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