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Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia,

Chaffin’s, June 25, 1864—8.30 p.m.


General G. W. Custis Lee:

General: Beauregard reports movements of enemy indicating that he may be drawing toward James River. Keep a good lookout and give early information of his crossing. Informs Generals Heth and Hampton and tell them to remain until our information is more definite, and try to get intelligence of enemy crossing to north side.

R E Lee

By C. Marshall





Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 40, Part 2, p. 687

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 July 18




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