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The Daily Dispatch: June 4, 1864., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
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mits of no doubt. A wounded Yankee officer, who was brought down last evening, stated that they designed the attack of yesterday as a general one, hoping doubtless to take a step in advance towards Richmond, or to gain the road to unite with Butler, both of which design were happily thwarted. Two sections of the Letcher battery were brought into action yesterday. They received their fire until the enemy got well up, when they opened with grape and canister, mowing great gaps through tand break our right, but had been most successfully repulsed and the Yankee army heavily punished; our men holding almost every inch of ground and the Yankees gaining nothing. Like Spotsylvania C. H., it is a most disastrous and bloody "check."--Butler is said to have united with Grant, and some of his troops are said to have been in the battle to day. X. From Bottom's Bridge. We learned last night, from an official source, that the enemy's column remained at Bottom's Bridge yesterday,
Brast Butler's robberies. --The Christian Sun, of Petersburg, has the following paragraph in reference to the Beast: We have read with some interest and amusement the communication of Bogus Governor Pierpont to Abraham Lincoln and the Federal Congress, setting forth the usurpation and corruptions of Gen Benj F Butler, Butler, commandant of the Military Department in which Norfolk and Plymouth is embraced. It gives Butler and his officers a worse character, if possible, than the Confederates are accustomed to assign him. Shows how the Union and Secesh citizens have been robbed by him — how he has seized the funds belonging to the Howard Association of Butler and his officers a worse character, if possible, than the Confederates are accustomed to assign him. Shows how the Union and Secesh citizens have been robbed by him — how he has seized the funds belonging to the Howard Association of Norfolk, the sliver plate of private individuals, the Gas Company, the Ferry, tax on business, and appropriated all to his own use. The expose is sufficient to blacken the character of any man for all time. But that which amused us was the complaints of many of the most blatant Union men of the wrongs and robberies which they had