d activity, the President has promoted him (General Hoke), to avoid any difficulty about commands.
the 1st of May—forwarded a communication to General Hoke, in answer to the latter's request that he arriving into two divisions, under Pickett and Hoke, with battalion of artillery to each division.
troops as he thought best.
By his orders General Hoke led the column from Petersburg, with six brr them.
At 10 o'clock at night, on the 15th, Hoke's brigade commanders were summoned to his headqgiment of cavalry will move in conjunction with Hoke's division, so as to protect his left flank.
H receive more definite instructions from Major-General Hoke. Colonel Shingler's regiment of cavalry ton's (under Colonel Fry), and Colonel Lewis's (Hoke's old brigade).
He was soon engaged, carryine from Kinston to Petersburg; also regiments of Hoke's and Kemper's brigade now at Hicksford and Welrroborated and supported by the reports of Generals Hoke, Johnson, Colquitt, and Hagood.
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