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NP: September 9, 1864 Richmond Examiner: The War News, September 8

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.

[Note: Sections of this article not pertaining to the Siege of Petersburg were removed.]



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

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  1. “The War News.” Richmond Examiner. September 9, 1864, p. 2 col. 1
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