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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Beauregard's report of the battle of Drury's Bluff. (search)
g the divisions. A column from Petersburg, under Major-General Whiting had been directed to proceed to Swift creek, on thereparatory information and orders were forwarded to Major-General Whiting, then at Petersburg, twelve miles from me, to move st advantage. Simultaneously with these movements, Major-General Whiting will move with his division from Petersburg along tetached, right and left, at different times—the silence of Whiting's guns, which had been heard a short time about 8 A. M., g movements were here suspended to await communication from Whiting, or the sound of his approach, and to re-organize the troog and the enemy's rear guard. Dearing had been ordered by Whiting to communicate with me, but unsupported as he was by infan the work of the day was closed. At 4 P. M. all hope of Whiting's approach was gone, and I reluctantly abandoned so much oe army in position for the night, and sent instructions to Whiting to join our right, at the railroad, in the morning. Dur