Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.
TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS OF THE PRESS ASSOCIATION.
PETERSBURG, July 13.—A portion of Fitz Lee’s command engaged in a skirmish a part of Gregg’s cavalry division, near Lee’s mill, fourteen miles southeast of Petersburg, yesterday evening, driving them back and capturing thirty-three prisoners, including two commissioned officers. There was considerable cannonading on our right this evening. Grant is evidently sending more forces to Washington.1,2
- SOPO Editor’s Note: Grant had been sending forces to Washington to protect it from capture by Jubal Early’s forces, who was as of July 14 had just left the environs of the city and crossed the Potomac River near Leesburg, Virginia. ↩
- “Telegraphic Reports of the Press Association.” Richmond Examiner. July 14, 1864, p. 1 col. 4 ↩