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ng and in the centre. It will be remembered that with the close of the second day's engagement Johnson's division, of Ewell's corps, had gained most important ground, a part of it being only a short to reinforce Gen J. At daylight the enemy not waiting to be attacked made an effort to drive Gen Johnson from their works, which he had previously taken and then occupied, but were repulsed. In turn Gen Johnson assaulted their works and in turn was unsuccessful, owing to the rugged and precipitous character of the ground on which the enemy were posted. The enemy were strongly entrenched, and was transpiring on all parts of the line, the cavalry reported several times to Gens. Ewell and Johnson that heavy columns of infantry were moving on the extreme left of the left wing of the army, in order to get in Gen. Johnson's rear. This information was borne by several couriers, and, though disbelieved at first, being repeated so often, was supposed to be true. Gen. Ewell sent one of his a
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)
d, and soon the enemy finding themselves much pressed, turned and attacked us. Johnson's division occupied the left of the turnpike, and stretching over towards the resting on the turnpike road, and occupying the right with his left, joining Johnson's right on the pike, whilst Early was held in reserve. About one P. M, the eng Gen J M Jones's Virginia brigade, who held the advance, and the extremely of Johnson's division supported by Battle's brigade, and the other three brigades of Rode in the evening about 5 o'clock, the enemy again made a desperate assault upon Johnson's lines, but which was most gallantly and handsomely repulsed, our troops rema officers, besides a good number of Yankee wounded who fell into our hands. Gen Johnson, of Ewell's corps, also captured during this evening's fights, two pieces ofaction covered himself all over with glory, as did his gallant Major Generals--Johnson, Rodes, and Early. Gen Lee, when he heard of their success, said "I always re
moon, whose soft light, now glowing through the trees, bathed the valley in mellow splendor. What did the moon care for all the groans and misery around? Oh, is there a Tartarus deep and dreadful enough for the authors of this unnatural war? Gen. Howard remained on the ground until all was safe. It was three o'clock when Gen. Wood threw himself upon the ground to sleep, from which he was soon disturbed by the hunting of some shells through the trees over his head. A piece struck Gen Johnson, of the 14th corps, in the side, seriously but not dangerously hurting him. This day (28th) has passed over with some skirmishing and artillery bring. Our troops are changing position. Miscellaneous. Two steamers left Washington on the 8th inst. for Grant's relief with several regiments of one hundred day's men, including the 1434 Ohio. A mass meeting was held in Baltimore Wednesday night to "ratify" the Yankee nominations. It was held in Monument Square. The Mayo