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The Daily Dispatch: May 2, 1864., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
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hree and a half miles, but the enemy were checked with fearful slaughter by two brigades under Gen. Emory.--Night put an end to the contest. The Federals were under Banks, Ransom, Stone, and Lee.--Maa junction with Gen A J Smith, and arrangements were made to receive the enemy with effect. General Emory had charge of the first line of battle, with Gens McMillan, Dwight, and others Behind Emory Emory posted in a hollow, was Gen Smith's forces. Skirmishing was kept up until about five o'clock in the afternoon, when the rebels came up in their old style in masses, in three lines of battle. Our bamy corps was gradually forced back. The first line of the rebels had been entirely broken up by Emory's resistance, but the remaining two pressed on. The final charge. Now came the grand coat the rebels were now in but two lines of battle, the first having been almost annihilated by Gen Emory, what remained having been forced back into the second line. But these two lines came on exul
Butler, dated this morning at one o'clock, reports "all quiet along our lines. Yesterday Gen Kautz charged the enemy's works at Petersburg and carried them, penetrating the town, but not being supported by Gen. Gillmore, who had withdrawn his forces without a conflict, Gen Kautz was obliged to withdraw without further fleet. Gen Kautz captured forty prisoners and one piece of artillery, which he brought away with him." A dispatch from Gen Canby, dated Vicksburg, June 4, states that "Gen Emory reports that an attempt by Taylor's force to cross the Atchafalaya had been frustrated, the troops that had crossed dispersed, and a large quantity of commissary stores and clothing captured. Gen Burbridge, commanding in Kentucky, in a dispatch dated yesterday, at Lexington, reports that "after concentrating a force at the mouth of Beaver creek, on the Big Sandy, I moved against Morgan's force in Virginia west as far as Gladesville. Morgan, with 2,500 men, moved into Kentucky, via Wh