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The Daily Dispatch: May 17, 1864., [Electronic resource] 7 1 Browse Search
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osses are heavy — can't say how many. If Augusta forces were here now we could finish them to day. Hancock captured Gen. Ned Johnson and two other Generals, besides lots of lower grades.--The old Republic is safe--but your pile on it. Grant is ng on the Union side of the House. The following is a press dispatch. It seems that though Hancock had finished up Johnson, he didn't find going into Early so comfortable. The day opened this morning with the following cheering news, sentdispatch from Gen. Hancock to Gen Grant: "General — I have captured from thirty to forty guns! I have finished up Johnson, and am now going into Early." As I write the whole line is engaged, but the heaviest firing is being done by the second corps. Major General E Johnson is captured. He commanded the "Stonewall" division in Ewell's corps, composed mainly of Virginia troops. No doubt of his captured exists, for he is sitting on a log near a fire before me, at the prese
is contained in the following extract from the same letter: Hancock captured 4000 prisoners, as stated, and my informant counted 18 pieces of cannon taken by him, and believes there were others. The prisoners and guns were mainly from Gen. Ned Johnson's command. His cannon had been taken from their first position, by order of Lee, to strengthen another point. At Johnson's urgent solicitation, they were returned to him on Wednesday night, and his men were engaged in putting them in positJohnson's urgent solicitation, they were returned to him on Wednesday night, and his men were engaged in putting them in position at 5 o'clock on Thursday morning, when Hancock surprised them by a sudden attack, and captured the whole. The fighting was obstinate till night. Our successes were uniform along the whole line all day — no reverse at any point. Considerable space is devoted to particulars of Sheridan's movements, but they contain only exaggerated account of facts already known here.--The Herald's situation summary says: On the 13th the whole command encamped at Bottom's bridge, after accomplish