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, p. 505. See, also, Hancock's report. Hoke's division, of General Beauregard's force, withdrawn from it on the 30th of May to reinforce General Lee, See Appendix. had been ordered, at last, to hold itself in waiting at Drury's Bluff, and, in response to General Beauregard's continued urgent calls, had been allowed to march to Petersburg at 11.30 A. M. on the 15th. See Appendix. Hagood's brigade, forming part of that division, and for which railroad transportation had been sent to Chester, reached Petersburg about dusk, just after the batteries had fallen. It was followed by the two other brigades within a few hours. These reinforcements, as they arrived, were disposed upon a new line, a short distance in rear of the captured works, upon which a small epaulement was thrown up during the night. General Beauregard, seeing the immense gravity of the attack, and that a heavy mass of the Federal army was now present and pressing against Petersburg, at 9.11 P. M. on the 15th,
l now have to guard your own trains, unless you prefer sending them on with General Stevenson's. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. General Hampton to General Beauregard. Chester, Feb. 21st, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: No movement reported on Monticello road. Enemy did not occupy Winnsboroa till to-day. Wheeler reports force this evening two miles west Youngville. All quiet here. Wade Hampton, Lieut.-Genl. Telegram. Wilmington, Feb. 21st, 1865. Genl. G. T. Beauregard, Chester: On my arrival I find my forces driven from west side Cape Fear, and the railroad in possession of the enemy. Have notified General Hardee. Two corps, Schofield and Terry, are opposing Hoke's division. Braxton Bragg. Telegram. Chester, Feb. 22d, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: Enemy are evidently moving eastward. The 14th Corps is on the railroad. Sherman has moved to his right. Kilpatrick is also here. Butler reports enemy moving towards Catawba River. I think they inten