NP: June 17, 1864 Richmond Examiner: Telegraphic Reports, June 15-16

   

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in June 1864

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

TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS OF THE PRESS ASSOCIATION.

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FROM GENERAL LEE’S ARMY.

ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
Near Riddle’s Shop, June 15—7.30, P. M.

Grant’s exact whereabouts and intentions are still undetermined.  A body of his cavalry attacked Gary’s cavalry of our army this morning, near Malvern Hill, and were driven back.

McIntosh’s brigade of Yankee cavalry has also been skirmishing with part of Heth’s division on the Charles City road, about two miles below Riddle’s shop, to day.  A few prisoners were captured, who say that it is the advance of Grant’s army.  It is not, however, believed to be anything more than a reconnoitering party.

Grant is either going to the Southside, or is broken down and has gone below to re-organize and recruit.

SECOND DESPATCH.

ARMY NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
June 16, 1864.

Part of Grant’s forces have certainly gone to the Southside, but how much of it is yet doubtful.  There is nothing in the situation to disclose that would be proper to communicate.

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Source:

  1. “Telegraphic Reports of the Press Association.” Richmond Examiner. June 17, 1864, p. 3 col. 5

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