NP: July 5, 1864 Richmond Examiner: Latest from the North, July 1

   

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in July 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin. Portions of the article which are not relevant to the Siege of Petersburg were omitted.

LATEST FROM THE NORTH.
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Northern papers of the 1st have been received here.  The following is a summary of the news:

FROM GRANT’S ARMY.

The HERALD, in its situation article, says:

There appears to be no later movement of importance in the direction of Petersburg.  General Ledlie having thrown up a field work for a siege battery, Tuesday night, which was discovered by the enemy in the morning, and a tremendous fire from three directions was opened upon it.  The siege guns—four thirty two pounders—were to have been mounted Wednesday night.

The number of sick and wounded in the corps hospitals, in front of Petersburg, on Sunday, numbered 6,369, of whom 2,720 belonged to the Second corps, which was so badly cut up on Wednesday, 22d ultimo.

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YANKEE ESTIMATE OF THEIR LOSSES.

The New York TIMES, in its editorial, estimates Grant’s losses in killed and wounded north of James river at 70,000 men, Sherman’s losses at 45,000 and the total Federal losses since the 1st of April, at fully 185,000 men.

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  1. “Latest from the North.” Richmond Examiner. July 5, 1864, p. 2 col. 3-4

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