TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS OF THE PRESS ASSOCIATION.
LATEST FROM THE UNITED STATES.
PETERSBURG, July 6.—The Washington CHRONICLE of the 3d is received here; the following is a synopsis of its contents:
A special from Kennesaw mountain, dated June 27th, says a severe attack was made this morning by selected portions of the Fourth, Second, and Logan’s corps, on the enemy’s breastworks on the centre, right and left. The fight lasted two hours, but our men were compelled to give back before the severe fire of the enemy.
General Parker was killed, and Daniel McCooke severely wounded. Our loss 2,000, but we now hold a position considerably in advance of where the fighting occurred.
Congress passed the enrollment bill on the 2d. It provides for the reception of substitutes, repeals the commutation law, and requires fifty days notice of a draft.
Chase, on the eve of resigning, wrote a letter urging the raising of four hundred millions of additional taxes this year.
The CHRONICLE fears that Congress is in such haste to adjourn that no addition legislation will be digested.
The CHRONICLE, in noticing Wilson’s raid, says: “Keep the railroads cut, and general starvation in a month or two will take the rebel capital without the aid of General Grant.”
There is nothing from Grant.
PETERSBURG, July 6.—The situation around this place is unchanged. There has been the usual skirmishing and very little shelling to-day.1
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- “Telegraphic Reports of the Press Association.” Richmond Examiner. July 7, 1864, p. 1 col. 5 ↩