NP: July 11, 1864 Richmond Examiner: Telegraphic Reports, July 8-10

   

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in July 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.

TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS OF THE PRESS ASSOCIATION.

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FROM PETERSBURG.

PETERSBURG, July 10.—About 5 o’clock on Friday evening1 our artillery along the whole line opened upon the enemy, and at the same time our men mounted the breastworks and defied the enemy, who sought the cover of their intrenchments and replied with artillery.  The firing lasted about thirty minutes.

The enemy have made no assault on our lines for a week past, and the impression prevails that the enemy have drawn off their force from our front.

For several nights the rumbling of artillery and wagons has been distinctly heard all night for each night.  The enemy, however, still keep up a show of force along our entire front.

All quiet to day.2

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  1. SOPO Editor’s Note: July 8, 1864
  2. “Telegraphic Reports of the Press Association.” Richmond Examiner. July 11, 1864, p. 1 col. 5

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