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forts made to provoke Lee to unmask his batteries and show his hand.
At length Grant seemed to grow weary of this kind of work, and ordered an assault to be made.
hich admit a loss there of 20,000.
These papers contain a confession also that Grant was beaten badly on his right, (our left,) where Ewell commanded, and that Cord. Our victory was complete on every part of the field.
It is reported that Grant, just before opening the battle this morning, issued an order in which he annouaims that Butler has occupied Petersburg and invested Richmond.
The courage of Grant's army, however, like that of the man in the play, is oozing out at their fingegage in mortal combat.
A report prevailed in high quarters this afternoon that Grant was retiring in the direction of Fredericksburg and Germanna Ford, but it is pr the last two days that the real attack will be made on the right wing, and all Grant's manæuvres and demonstrations on the left have failed to create any diversion