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The Daily Dispatch: June 27, 1864., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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regiment, one Lieutenant Colonel, and several other commissioned officers. One Lieutenant Colonel was killed, and another died of his wounds on Saturday. The prisoners arrived in Richmond yesterday, about 11 o'clock, by the York River train. They were a dirty, ragged looking set, their whole external appearance showing the effects of a disastrous campaign. None of our men were taken prisoners, and our loss in killed and wounded is comparatively small. Among the killed are Privates Lueius Davis, Jr., Grey, John B. Wagner, Cohoon, and Lieut. Baker, of the 10th Virginia; Capts. Dettor and Newham, of the same regiment, wounded; and Private Whitlock, of the 3d Virginia, mortally wounded. The location of this fight is on the Hopewell and Samaria Church road, in Charles City county. The Yankees had commenced building huts of brushwood, and apparently contemplated remaining some time in the neighborhood. Citizens state that there was one negro regiment among the enemy's forces
The capture of Petersburg — Pleasing position of affairs Based there — Jeff, Davis to go to Nassau. The capture of Petersburg was a capital thing in Yankee land as long as it lasted. It settled the campaign quite thoroughly. The N. Y. Herald has two articles which close up the war in such an irresistible manner that we copy them for the benefit of the public: The removal of the Army of the Potomac from side of the James river, places most admirable position for decisive works against Lee's shattered and diminished army and the rebel capital. The capture of Petersburg of itself is an important step towards the reduction of Richmond; but it is only an item among the many advantages gained by Gen Grant in shifting from the north to the south side of the city. First, the transfer of his army from the deadly swamps and jungles of the Chickahominy to the dry, rolling, healthy country between Petersburg and Richmond is a matter for general congratulation. Secondly, the e