NP: June 17, 1864 Philadelphia Inquirer: News from the James River, June 14-15

   

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in June 1864

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

INTERESTING FROM WASHINGTON.

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[DESPATCHES TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]

WASHINGTON, June 16, 1864.

News from the James River.

Advices from the James River up to yesterday noon represent that the army was about all over at Powhattan Point.  A pontoon bridge was laid across the James River, upon which the wagon trains, artillery and cavalry crossed.  Our infantry crossed upon boats.  As the boat came down from Bermuda Hundred, heavy firing was heard in the direction of Petersburg.  All day Tuesday heavy clouds of dust were seen rising above the road from Richmond to Petersburg, showing that LEE was throwing his army rapidly down to confront GRANT.1

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  1. “Interesting from Washington.” Philadelphia Inquirer. June 17, 1864, p. 1 col. 4

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