Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Ken Perdue.
The only new item to-day is the capture of one of the outer entrenchments of Petersburg, after being for a long time held by two regiments against an overwhelming force of the enemy, estimated at ten thousand. This begins to shadow forth Grant’s programme, and illustrates the necessity of a sharp eye to the southern defences of Richmond.
Above Marietta, the enemy’s movements appear to look to a collision very shortly.1
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- Macon Telegraph, June 17, 1864 ↩