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The Daily Dispatch: August 3, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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d, who are at the Poplar Lawn Hospital, and being well cared for. The Yankee loss, all told, cannot fall short of five thousand men. Their officers, under flag of truce yesterday, acknowledged that they had about three thousand wounded in their hospitals. This, with eleven hundred prisoners and the seven hundred dead of the army, will very nearly approximate five thousand. I mentioned in my last that whilst Mahone was engaged in retaking the line which had been temporarily lost by Bushrud Johnson, the enemy on Harris's front demanded the surrender of his picket line. The following is the modest document covering the demand. For the amusement of the reader I will give it: --headquarters 1st brigade,1st division, 5th Army Corps, Fort Pillow, July 30, 1864. "To the Enemy's Pickets: "The Colonel commanding brigade directs me to say that if the pickets on our front come into our lines as prisoners we will not fire a shot at you, but if you stay as you are we intend shel