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The Daily Dispatch: May 10, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: May 10, 1864., [Electronic resource], The movement on Richmond--two more Repulses of the enemy by Gen Lee — affairs on the Southside — feint at Drewry's Bluff — fight expected near Petersburg Today — the Central Railroad Tapped, &c, &c. (search)
officers who were engaged in it to have been the most hotly contested cavalry fight of the war. At the first onset of the enemy, our forces, Wickham's and Lomax's brigades, gave way, but soon recovered and drove the enemy in turn with terrible slaughter. In addition to the casualties reported in the fight, Lt Edmundson, of the 1st Virginia cavalry, was killed, and Major Bowie, of Gen. Fitz Lee's Staff, was wounded by a piece of shell in the abdomen. The wound is not regarded as serious. Lt Johns and Lt Walker, both of the 1st Va. cavalry, are also wounded. The death of Col Collins, of the 15th Va. cavalry, is confirmed. The loss during the fight in the two brigades engaged was 225 wounded. The number of killed has not been definitely ascertained, but cannot exceed 25 or 30. Most of the wounds are slight. The captured Yankee Generals. Gens, Seymour and Shaler were brought to Gordonsville yesterday. They are the two Yankee Generals captured on Friday.--Seymour was quite