ning, a succinct account of the last engagements between General Lee and General Grant, up to the 12th, and of the relative prate forces.
Upon carefully examining it I saw that, as General Lee's army and my forces were on nearly a right line passing to Drewry's Bluff to confer with me.
I proposed that General Lee, who was said to be, at that time, near Guiney's Stationd movement strike General Grant on his left flank, while General Lee should attack him in front.
General Bragg, who certainly knew where and at what distance from Drewry's Bluff General Lee's army was at that moment, gave his unreserved approval tt — Richmond.
That in my opinion it would be better for General Lee to take a voluntary step rearward through motives of str him, he could, and eventually did, continue to threaten General Lee's communications with his main sources of supply through to do. Nor could I, later on, accept the proposition of General Lee to leave a sufficient guard for the purpose of watching