ll be down to-day and I will consult with him. H. Heth, Major-General.
Petersburg, Va., 4 P. M., 8th August, 1864. Major-General Wade Hampton, Stony Creek:
Have you received further information of departure of enemy's cavalry?
Are you able to take the field? R. E. Lee, General. Official: H. B. Mcclellan, A. A. G.
Petersburg, Va., 9th August, 1864. His Excellency Jefferson Davis, President C. S. A., Richmond.
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.
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