NP: June 14, 1864 Raleigh Confederate: Telegraphic Reports: From Gen. Lee’s Army

   

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in June 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte.

From Gen. Lee’s Army.

Army Northern Va., June 13, 5 p. m.

Grant has again changed his base.  He began moving to our right last night about dark, and began crossing at Long Bridge, about twenty miles below Richmond, on the Chickahominy, this morning.  Our cavalry fought the enemy’s advance near Riddle’s Shop, about fifteen miles below here, this morning.  Our men, owing to superior numbers of the enemy, were compelled to give back.  The enemy were landing supplies and reinforcements just below Malvern Hill last night.  No general engagement to-day.  About one hundred and fifty prisoners were captured to-day in the enemy’s abandoned breastworks, and have been brought in.

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From Western Va., and Richmond.

Richmond, [June] 13, a. m.

Telegraphic communication with Lynchburg unbroken.  Nothing additional from from Sheridan.  Heavy firing at Bottom’s Bridge this morning.1

Source:

  1. “Telegraphic Reports of the Press Association.” Raleigh Confederate. June 14, 1864, p. 2 col. 6

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