Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Ken Perdue.
Fighting near Petersburg.
FORTRESS MONROE, June 15, 1864.
The steamer John A. Warner, from Bermuda landing, arrived here to-day.
Two army corps crossed to the south side of the James river last night. Other portions of the army are crossing at various points.
There was fighting this morning in the direction of Petersburg, the result of which is not known.
Generals Grant and Butler were in consultation during yesterday.
General Gillmore has not been relieved, as was reported.1
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- New York Herald, June 17, 1864 ↩