Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin. Portions of this article not pertaining to the Siege of Petersburg are not reproduced below.
LATEST NEWS FROM THE NORTH.
We have the following summary of news from the Baltimore GAZETTE of Tuesday, 28th ultimo:
On Friday morning the Confederates, in the vicinity of Petersburg, attacked the Eighteenth corps, (Smith’s,) but are said to have been repulsed with heavy loss. During the engagement it is reported that some four hundred deserters entered the Federal lines.
On Saturday evening there was heavy skirmishing in front of Petersburg. An attack was made at the same time upon the Federal pickets about the centre of the line before Petersburg, which was repulsed with but slight loss. An eighteen gun battery, stationed on the heights beyond Petersburg, has been very troublesome to the centre of the Federal lines, and thus far it has been found impossible to silence it.1
- “Latest News From the North.” Richmond Examiner. July 1, 1864, p. 2 col. 3-4 ↩