JUNCTION, June 24, 1864.
Yesterday at the grove two miles and a half from Nottoway Court House General Lee encountered the bulk of enemy’s forces under Wilson, and after a severe fight of four hours succeeded in defeating them, taking prisoners and inflicting considerable loss. This morning they moved across Nottoway River, evidently aiming for the bridges on Danville railroad. Kautz left here this morning at dawn, taking the Danville road. He will probably form a junction with Wilson at Green Bay. The enemy’s whole force is about 6,000. General Lee pushed on to-day in pursuit of Wilson.
ROGER A. PRYOR.
Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR.
- The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 807 ↩