NP: June 13, 1864 Richmond Sentinel: Army of Northern Virginia, June 12, 1864



in June 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Bryce Suderow and is included in a collection of articles from the Richmond Sentinel. His transcription of this article is published here with his written permission.

Army Northern Va.
June 12, 1864

Nothing of importance has occurred along the lines since my last. The enemy’s lines are very much contracted being seemingly massed on our right and a front not exceeding 2 1/2 miles. They are reported as being entrenched in every direction.

The artillery on each side has been indulging in the somewhat novel practice of throwing mortar shell at each other from howitzers mounted on skids. I have heard of no casualties on our side from the enemy’s fire, however.

On yesterday morning about 30 Yankee cavalry charged on the pickets of Hunton’s brigade, but were riven back, with a loss of 2 or 33 killed and as many prisoners.

The pickets have been unusually quiet today.

– Soldat1


  1. “Army of Northern Virginia,” Richmond Sentinel, June 13, 1864, p. 1 col. 2


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