ASSAULT ON PETERSBURG.
FORT MONROE, June 10th. —Yesterday morning [June 9, 1864] a force under Gen. [Quincy] Gillmore made a demonstration on Petersburg and succeeded in carrying the enemy’s outer works with the loss of very few men. While this was being done, Butler sent a force which succeeded in destroying three of four miles of the Petersburg & Richmond railroad, with-out loss.1
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- “Assault on Petersburg.” Cleveland Daily Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), June 11, 1864, p. 3, col. 7 ↩