NP: June 11, 1864 Albany Evening Journal: Important from the South Side



in June 1864


Gen. Gilmore Attacks Petersburgh.

The Outer Earth Works Carried

Our Loss Only a Few Hundred.

A Portion of the Petersburg Rail Road Destroyed.

FORTRESS MONROE, June 10.–Yesterday morning a detachment of Gen. Butler’s forces, under Gen. Gillmore, made a demonstration on Petersburg, and succeeded in carrying the enemy’s outer earthworks, with the loss of only a few hundred.

Several contrabands made their escape, and have arrived at Fort Monroe.

While General Gillmore was advancing on Petersburg, Gen. Butler sent a force which succeeded in destroying three or four miles of the Petersburg and Richmond railroad, with-out loss.1

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  1. Albany Evening Journal (Albany, NY), June 11, 1864


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