rty, left on the 31st ultimo, and I, with Hoke's brigade, three regiments of Corse's and two of Clingman's brigade, five rifle pieces, five Napoleons, and thirty cavalry, started on the evening of theith these reinforcements.
I threw Corse forward to drive them in, which he did handsomely, and Clingman, with his two regiments, following General Hoke.
After effecting the crossing the enemy were hhe enemy were in force at Suffolk, and advancing on Blackwater, I deemed it prudent to send General Clingman back to Petersburg.
I have, as yet, received no written report from General Barton, but could surprise Fort Anderson, was to go in. The remainder of Corse's brigade, two regiments of Clingman's brigade, the Fifty-sixth North Carolina regiment of Ransom's brigade, and my brigade, with fo
At this point my brigade was halted to meet any advance of the enemy from the town, while General Clingman was ordered across to the Trent road to prevent the return of the enemy from Deep Gully, an