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The Daily Dispatch: May 30, 1864., [Electronic resource], The War news. (search)
The War news. Affairs on the south side of the James continue quiet. The enemy has been engaged for several days in shelling our left and centre, but has inflicted no damage. On Thursday night a feeble attack was mode upon our right, where a portion of Colquitt's Georgia brigade was posted, but the demonstration was easily repulsed. Some disposition was manifested by the enemy to renew the assault on Friday, and heavy skirmishing took place, which was soon abandoned by the Yankees. Nothing on interest occurred on Saturday or yesterday. It is reported that Butler has received reinforcements of negro troops, but we are not prepared to vouch for the truth of the statement. One thing is certain — he is reduced to very narrow straits, and the more undisciplined negro troops he has to manage in his present quarters will but add to his embarrassments. Notwithstanding the existing state of quiet on the Southside, the interest which for two weeks has concentrated upon that point ha