together over here.
A correspondent of one the New York daily newspapers, writing a description of this battle from accounts obtained from wounded officers, who arrived in Washington on the 2d of August, 1864, says:
Two steamers arrived here yesterday from City Point.
They brought up a large number of candidates for medical and surgical attendance.
The wounds of the wounded are ghastly.
They were inflicted by the enemy in front of Petersburg, on Saturday, the 30th of July—a day that will be memorable as witnessing the failure—the utter and disastrous failure—of the great plan that was expected to scatter or destroy the army of General Lee.
A large number of the wounded are officers who participated in the assault on the enemy's lines. * * *
Statements from such sources are worthy of attention if not full faith. * * *
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