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risoners from three of the Federal corps, had boldly moved forward, with his whole force, or even with two-thirds of it, he might have crushed one-half of General Grant's army. The failure to attempt such a movement is the more justly subject to criticism, because it could have been effected without in any way uncovering Richmond. General Beauregard's reports and demands, at that period, were discredited and neglected, even by General Lee. Yet it is known that, on June 14th;the latter was aware, from his own sources of information—and he reported the fact to the authorities at Richmond—that General Grant's whole army was massed at Wilcox Landing and Westover—the very point of its passage from the north to the south side of the James—and that its depot, at the White House, had been broken up, and all its material and stores removed, even including the railroad stock. What else could these facts have been supposed to indicate than an entire change of base on the part of the
m City Point. Privates Dew and Ruffin escaped. Dew reports that the enemy's transports passing up yesterday, from 2 P. M. until he left, were crowded with troops. Up to sunset twelve transports had passed up by Coggin's Point. All quiet above Westover and Beakly at sunset yesterday. Respectfully, etc., J. F. Milligan, Major, etc. General Beauregard to Generals Lee and Bragg. (telegram repeated.) Swift Creek, June 15th, 1864:9 A. M. General Dearing reports at 7.35 A. M.: Enemy still1.45 P. M. Genl. G. T. Beauregard, Petersburg, Va.: Fifth Corps (Warren's) crossed Chickahominy at Long Bridge on the 13th; was driven from Riddel's Shop by General Hill, leaving many dead and prisoners on our hands. That night it marched to Westover. Some prisoners were taken from it on the 14th. Have not heard of it since. All prisoners taken here are from 10th Corps. R. E. Lee, Genl. Official. W. H. Taylor, A. A. G. Appendix to chapter XXXVIII. Major-General B. R. Johnson'