Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte.
Telegraphic Reports of the Press Association.
Petersburg, June 17.
The assault on Battery sixteen, last evening, was handsomely repulsed by Bushrod Johnson’s division. About 450 prisoners captured, belonging to Hancock’s corps. They state Gen. Barton is mortally wounded. Our forces met a slight reverse at the same point this morning. An assault at the same place this afternoon was repulsed.
It is believed the enemy’s forces are heavily massed in front of Petersburg. Col. Page, of Wise’s brigade, was killed this morning. Capt. Fred. Carter, of the Richmond Blues, wounded Wednesday night, died to-day. Col. Randolph Harrison, severely wounded in the same fight, is doing well. Lieut. Col. Wise, seriously wounded, is improving.1
- “Telegraphic Reports of the Press Association.” Raleigh Confederate. June 18, 1864, p. 2 col. 5 ↩