Dispatch of to-day received.
General Early reports on the 8th that McCausland had arrived in Hardy, having sustained very little loss.
Statements in Northern papers of his defeat untrue.
Some commander should relieve Ransom.
I think it best to send Fitz. Lee's senior brigadier.
Will do so if you approve. R. E. Lee, General.
Petersburg, Va., 10th August, 1864. General Wade Hampton, Stony Creek:
If Sheridan's command has gone, move at once with all your division (exclusive of Dearing) north of James river. General Lee will relieve your pickets.
Call at headquarters for orders. R. E. Lee, General.
10th August, 1864. Colonel S. W. Melton, A. A. G., War Office, Richmond:
Don't let the proposition for the relief of the poor people here be lost sight of. The Chief Commissary states that he has heard of no action in the matter. W. H. Taylor.
Petersburg, Va., 10th August, 1864. General R. S. Ewell, Commanding Chaffin's Bluff.
I think the camp at Dutch Gap is pr