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NP: June 13, 1864 Richmond Sentinel: Army of Northern Virginia, June 12, 1864


Army [of] Northern V[irgini]a., June 12. [1864]

Nothing of importance has occurred along the lines since my last. The enemy’s lines are very much contracted being seemingly massed on our right and a front not exceeding 2 1/2 miles. They are reported as entrenched in every direction.

The artillery on each side has been indulging in the somewhat novel practice of throwing mortar shell at each other from howitzers mounted on skids. I have heard of no casualties on our side from the enemy’s fire, however.

On yesterday morning [June 11, 1864] about thirty Yankee cavalry charged on the pickets of Hunton’s brigade, but were driven back, with a loss of 2 or 3 killed and as many prisoners.

The pickets have been unusually quiet today.


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  2. “?.” The Sentinel (Daily) (Richmond, VA), June 13, 1864, p. 1, col. 2
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