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Official Dispatches from Gen. Lee—The Enemy Defeated and Driven back.
Richmond, June 14.
Headquarters, June 13, 10 p. m.
Secretary of War: A dispatch just received from Gen. Hampton, states that he defeated the enemy’s cavalry near Trevilian’s, with heavy loss, capturing 500 prisoners, besides the wounded. The enemy retreated in confusion apparently by the route he came, leaving the dead and wounded on the field. At daylight this morning, it was discovered that Grant’s army had left our front. Our skirmishers advanced two miles, but failing to discover the enemy, they were withdrawn. A body of cavalry and some infantry, from Long Bridge, advanced to Riddle’s shop. They were driven back this evening nearly two miles after sharp skirmishing.1
- “Telegraphic Reports of the Press Association.” Raleigh Confederate. June 15, 1864, p. 2 col. 5 ↩