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The Daily Dispatch: August 2, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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About 2 o'clock a flag of truce was sent into our lines. The object is unascertained, but is supposed to be for the purpose of getting a truce to bury the Yankee dead between our lines. [Second Dispatch.] Petersburg, August 1. --Our losses in Saturday's affair foot up twelve hundred--three hundred killed and wounded and three hundred prisoners from Elliott's South Carolina brigade. Mahone's losses are about four hundred and fifty killed and wounded. The mine was sprung on Bushord Johnson's front. Yesterday evening Burnside sent a flag of truce, asking permission to bury his dead. His communication was returned with the endorsement that the application of the commanding general of the army of the Potomac would be entertained. Meade then sent a flag. Permission was granted, and the hours from 5 to 9 named. This period was diligently occupied. Seven hundred of their dead were buried. A Yankee officer said that their loss in wounded was three thousand. T