Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Ken Perdue.
From the information we have received, we are led to believe that Gen. Grant is now in possession of Petersburg, Virginia. Grant landing at or in the neighborhood of Fort Powhattan, and General Butler at Bermuda Hundred, would isolate this city, Petersburg, from the main body of Gen. Lee’s army. A portion of General Grant’s army crossed the Chickahominy at points some distance above where Gen. McClellan, crossed, when passing down the Peninsula, after his evacuation of Harrison’s Landing. By crossing Long Bridge and Jones’ Bridge, Gen. Grant had a short cut to Charles City Court House, and Harrison’s Landing, thus obviating the passage through the White Oak Swamp.1
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- Washington Evening Union, June 16, 1864 ↩