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Field Telegrams from around Petersburg, Virginia. [In Volumes III, VII, and XIV were published a number of these telegrams. The following will also be found of interest.] Headquarters, 12th August, 1864. General R. S. Ewell, Chaffin's Bluff: Deserter reports that men at Dutch Gap are volunteers—paid forty cents extra for digging. Their purpose being to dig a canal. If they cannot be stopped, arrangements must be made to make the canal useless by choosing positions and erecting bat
You do not say whether the force of enemy is infantry or cavalry.
You must call reinforcements from Richmond.
There are none here.
Give hour of dispatch. R. E. Lee, General.
Headquarters, 14th August, 1864—6:15 P. M. General R. S. Ewell, Richmond.
I wish Hampton to return to Richmond, as soon as practicable, with his whole command.
You must reinforce Field from Richmond.
Where do you expect them from this side? R. E. Lee, General.
15th August, 1864. General R. E.