Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.
LATEST FROM THE NORTH.
Northern papers of the 4th have been received here. The following is a summary of the news:
Papers of the 4th (the day preceding their issue being Sunday) have only the quotations of gold on the 2d instant. On that day (the 2d) it was quoted at two hundred and thirty-five.
Mr. Fossenden has accepted Mr. Chase’s place, Secretary of the Treasury.
THE MILITARY NEWS.
The papers of the 4th contain not one word from Sherman, and nothing official from Grant.—An army correspondent, near Petersburg, writes under date of Saturday, July 2d:
To-day (Saturday) has been one of more than ordinary activity with the rebels. About daybreak, says the writer, they were discovered moving in solid columns on both sides of the Appomattox.—The meaning of the movement cannot be determined.
Colonel C. J. Campbell, who left City Point for Washington on Thursday last, reports that his regiment is lying within one mile of Petersburg, and his men in the rifle pits are close enough to hear bricks fall when an occasional shell strikes the chimnies of the houses in the city.
A letter dated Bermuda Hundred, July 1, P. M., says:
Generals Wilson and Kautz’s cavalry have just returned from their recent raid, having destroyed twenty-five miles of the Danville railroad very effectually.
On their return they encountered the enemy in strong force, and a heavy fight was the result, with considerable loss on both sides, and SOME captures of men, horses and guns.
Colonel George Covode, brother of the Hon. John Covode, was killed in a fight with the rebel cavalry while covering the rear of Sheridan’s trains from White House to James river.
Colonel John F. Ballier, of the Ninety-eighth Pennsylvania cavalry , was killed [SOPO Editor’s Note: Ballier was colonel of the 98th Pennsylvania INFANTRY, and was NOT killed] in a fight near Reams’ station on the 29th.1
- “Latest from the North.” Richmond Examiner. July 8, 1864, p. 2 col. 4 ↩