OFFICIAL WAR GAZETTE.
First Bulletin—News from Grant, Sherman, Butler, Gillmore, Kautz, Canby, Emory and Burbridge.
WASHINGTON, May [sic, June] 11, 3.30 P. M.—Official reports from the head-quarters of the Army of the Potomac, down to five o’ clock yesterday evening [June 10, 1864], details no movements of importance.
A despatch from General SHERMAN, dated yesterday [June 10, 1864], states that our cavalry on the previous day (Thursday, the 9th,) developed the position of the enemy in a line along the hills from Kennesaw to Lost Mountain, and are now marching by the road toward Kennesaw.
A despatch from General BUTLER, dated this morning [June 11, 1864], at one o’ clock, reports all quiet along our lines yesterday [June 10, 1864].
General [August V.] KAUTZ charged the enemy’s works at Petersburg [on June 9, 1864], and carried them, penetrating the town, but not being supported by General [Quincy] GILLMORE, who had withdrawn his forces without a conflict, General KAUTZ was obliged to withdraw without further effort.
General KAUTZ captured forty prisoners and one piece of artillery, which he brought away with him.
A despatch from General CANBY, dated Vicksburg, June 4th, states that General EMORY reports that an attempt by BAYLOR’S force to cross the Atchafalaya had been frustrated. The troops that had crossed had been dispersed, and a large quantity of commissary stores and clothing captured.
General BURNBRIDGE, commanding in Kentucky, in a despatch dated yesterday, at Lexington, reports that “after concentrating a force at the mouth of Beaver Creek, on the Big Sandy, I moved against MORGAN’S force in Virginia west as far as Gladesdale. MORGAN, with twenty-five hundred men, moved into Kentucky via Whitesburg. I pursued him by marching ninety miles in twenty-four hours, and came upon him at Mount Sterling yesterday morning, and defeated him.
“By stealing fresh horses he reached Lexington at two o’clock this morning. Our forces held the fort, and the Rebels did but little damage. He left here at seven o’clock A. M., for Versailles. I start in pursuit with a fresh force this evening.”
No official report has yet been received from General HUNTER.
EDWIN M STANTON,
Secretary of War.1
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- “Official War Gazette.” Philadelphia Inquirer. June 13, 1864, p. 1 col. 1 ↩