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NP: June 21, 1864 Raleigh Confederate: Telegraphic Reports, June 19-20

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte.

From Petersburg.

Petersburg, June 20.

Since yesterday nothing of great interest has transpired. Today there has been some cannonading and also some slight skirmishing. Yesterday Gen. Meade sent a flag of truce to Gen. Beauregard, requesting permission to bury his dead, which was not granted.

The City Council today held a meeting and sent a committee to Gen. Beauregard, to ask advice in regard to the removal of non-combatants. Gen. B. replied that no notice had been given by the enemy of his purpose to shell the city ; but it would be prudent for those who could to leave the lower part of the city, and for the women and children to remain in the

Very few shells have been thrown into the city.

To day, Grant’s lines reached from James river across the Appomattox to within two miles of the Weldon Railroad.

The enemy at this writing seem to be moving towards the Weldon Railroad. Our General will doubtless be prepared for them.

Advices from Liberty this morning, say that Hunter had been pursued through that place–that he was retreating towards Buford Gap in considerable disorder. Some prisoners had been taken and more doubtless would be.


From the Yankee Raiders.

Richmond, June 20.

Unofficial information from Lynchburg, states that the yankees were overtaken in their retreat at Liberty, and a large number captured.

Sheridan is reported in Hanover to-day, moving towards James river, with the remnant of his command. The capture of the entire party is confidently expected.1


  1. “Telegraphic Reports of the Press Association.” Raleigh Confederate. June 21, 1864, p. 2 col. 5
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  • gary schoen June 21, 2014, 8:51 am

    These telegraphic reports are priceless. Keep up the good work.

  • bschulte June 21, 2014, 10:26 am

    Thanks Gary! My problem is that I’m going to run out in late June. I had originally purchased two actual microfilm reels for the Raleigh Confederate, and I’ve only managed to go through June-July 1864. Also, I’ve only managed to transcribe through late June. The North Carolina Department of Archives has since moved to offering reels on burned DVDs, and I need to repurchase this particular paper in that format for easier transcription. In fact, I’m going to go do that now. Thanks for reminding me. I do have most of the Richmond Examiner up, and there are some telegraphic reports there.

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