NP: June 22, 1864 Raleigh Confederate: Telegraphic Reports, June 19-21

   

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in June 1864

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

From Petersburg.

PETERSBURG, June 21.–To day has been unmarked by any event of special interest. Some little cannonading and desultory skirmishing, and a few shells thrown into the city. The enemy are strongly fortified in lines reaching from James river across the Appomattox by Jordan’s Farm to Jerusalem Plankroad, a distance of seven miles.

Weather intensely warm, but our troops are in excellent plight, though constantly subjected to the heat and fatigue incident to lying in trenches.

Grant’s purpose not developed, he is supposed, however, to be meditating another of his grand raids.

Our losses in all the fights last week for possession of this place is not over one thousand killed and wounded ; that of the enemy computed at from five to six thousand.

Beauregard’s defences and preservation of the city regarded by all as the most brilliant affair of the war, having with an inferior force confronted and successfully kept back Grant’s whole army.

Enemy are reported crossing more troops from the north and south side of the Appomattox this evening.

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Further from the Yankee Raiders.

RICHMOND, June 21.–The wharves at Wilcox’s landing, Harrison’s landing and Westover, were entirely destroyed by our cavalry on Sunday [SOPO Ed.: June 19, 1864] night.

The Enquirer of this morning reports Sheridan routed yesterday near the White House. Eight hundred prisoners and five or six pieces of artillery were captured. Our cavalry is in pursuit.

No official dispatches from any quarter this morning.1

Source:

  1. “Telegraphic Reports of the Press Association.” Raleigh Confederate. June 22, 1864, p. 2 col. 6

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