Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.
TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS OF THE PRESS ASSOCIATION.
PETERSBURG, July 1—After leaving Reams’ station the enemy’s raiders retreated to Stony creek, Fitzhugh Lee pursuing. Here the enemy made a feeble stand, but were quickly dislodged, and continued their retreat towards Jarratt’s station, on the Weldon road, our cavalry still pursuing them. At this point their retreat was turned into a rout, the enemy losing their organization and scattering in every direction, the most of them, however, getting through to Grant. Two more pieces of artillery, nine wagons, including Wilson’s headquarter wagon, a number of prisoners and small arms were captured.
Yesterday evening the enemy made a feeble assault on Colquitt, and a demonstration in front of Gracie, both of which were easily repulsed.
Our capture of prisoners at Reams’ station foot up 387, including the wounded. The negroes reclaimed number 700.
Nothing doing to day.1
- “Telegraphic Reports.” Richmond Examiner. July 2, 1864, p. 1 col. 4 ↩