Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.
TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS OF THE PRESS ASSOCIATION.
Petersburg, June 21.—The enemy is strongly fortified in his lines reaching from the James river across the Appomattox, by Jordan’s farm, to the Jerusalem plank road, a distance of seven miles.
Grant’s purpose is not yet developed. It is supposed, however, he is meditating another of his grand raids.
Our losses in all the fights of the last week for the possession of this place are not over one thousand in killed and wounded. That of the enemy is computed at five to six thousand.
Beauregard’s defence and preservation of the city is regarded by all as the most brilliant affair of the war, having, with an inferior force, confronted and successfully kept back Grant’s whole army.
The enemy, are reported crossing more troops from the north to the south side of the Appomattox this evening.1
- “War News.” Richmond Examiner. June 22, 1864, p. 2 col. 6 ↩