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rd's force the 5000 reserves of Ransom's division. In urging the advantages of his plan General Beauregard insisted that General Lee's withdrawal behind the Chickahominy, where McClellan had been so effectually held at bay in 1862, or even—which would be still better—behind the defences of Richmond, for a few hours, would render General Grant's left flank more exposed, and bring it within easier reach of his proposed attack. This was substantially the line in assaulting which, on the 3d of June, at Cold Harbor, General Grant was so bloodily repulsed. Among the arguments used by General Beauregard in pressing his views upon Mr. Davis was that, if successful, the stroke would in all probability terminate the war; while, if it should not be successful, the end to which the Confederate cause was helplessly drifting, unless redeemed by some early, bold, and decisive success, would only come sooner. Mr. Davis persisted in his refusal. He would only consent to the transfer of Ransom's
his strong base at Bermuda Hundreds, and could safely (as he did) detach from that point Smith's corps of 16,000 men, to aid General Grant in the effort made, on June 3d, at Cold Harbor, to break through General Lee's defensive lines, on that side of the James. Meanwhile, Butler, still 13,000 strong, continued to be a threat to tnd predicted as the probable projected movement of the enemy. Indeed, it afterwards appeared that General Grant's purpose, in fighting the battle of Cold Harbor (June 3d) was that, if unsuccessful in breaking through General Lee's lines, he might thus prepare the way for such a movement. General Grant's arrangements having been driven off. The reinforcements that first reached Petersburg formed part of General Beauregard's own troops, detached on the 30th of May and on or about the 3d of June, by order of the War Department, to co-operate with General Lee. See Appendix. They were: Hoke's division, the first brigade of which (Hagood's) arrived at n
n, very respectfully, your obedient servant, G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Telegram. near Chester, June 3d, 1864:5 o'clock A. M. Genl. Brax. Bragg, Richmond, Va.: Have no further developments of enemll do the best possible under existing circumstances. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. Richmond, June 3d, 1864:9 P. M. Genl. G. T. Beauregard: Ransom's brigade is required for temporary service nor Bottom's Bridge and report to the senior officer there. Braxton Bragg. Telegram. Richmond, June 3d, 1864:2.20 P. M. To Genl. Beauregard: General Lee urges reinforcements to Ransom on north si large portion of his force, is in Lee's front. Braxton Bragg, Genl. Telegram. near Chester, June 3d, 1864:9.45 P. M. Genl. B. Bragg, Richmond: Despatch of 9 P. M., ordering Ransom's brigade todiately after being relieved from the lines. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. near Chester, Va., June 3d, 1864:10 P. M. Genl. R. E. Lee: Ransom's brigade will leave here to-night for Bottom's Bridg