Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.
THE SITUATION AT PETERSBURG.
The Petersburg papers have no news of the operations of the armies there.
It is now known, beyond a doubt, that the enemy has contracted his lines some six or seven miles, by the withdrawal of his force from the vicinity of Reams’ station.
It is thought—in fact, known—that Grant’s army now confronting Petersburg (illegible) by the withdrawal of troops for other quarters; it is stated that the bulk of these withdrawn have been sent to points some distance beyond the (illegible) of war in Virginia, while perhaps a few have crossed to the north side of James river, and (illegible) to the Chesterfield side of the Appomattox.1
- “The Situation at Petersburg.” Richmond Examiner. July 7, 1864, p. 2 col. 6 ↩