Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.
[Note: Sections of this article not pertaining to the Siege of Petersburg were removed.]
THE WAR NEWS.
Nothing was done at Petersburg yesterday but a little shelling on both sides during the forenoon.
Yankee correspondents hint at an important movement by Grant. It is not difficult to divine to what they allude. Grant has massed a great many troops on the railroad, two miles south of Petersburg, and has, within the last ten days, pushed his left a quarter of a mile across to the west of the railroad. He will, at an early day, make a grand burst and try to reach the Southside railroad at some point near the town. This is to be his next grand movement.1
- “The War News.” Richmond Examiner. September 9, 1864, p. 2 col. 1 ↩