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The Daily Dispatch: October 4, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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the Fifth and Ninth corps, showing that the enemy was in strong force on our right. Many were drunk when brought into Petersburg, and behaved in an impudent and disorderly manner. On Sunday, little was done except heavy skirmishing between the opposing forces. Our troops fell back during the night from the scene of Saturday's engagement, and the enemy on Sunday afternoon advanced their lines some few hundred yards.--Their pickets at one time occupied the houses of Dr. Bossieux and Oscar Pegram, one mile distant from Peebles's farm, but were shelled out by our artillery. The Yankees, on Sunday, took a portion of our picket line near W. W. Davis's house, three- quarters of a miles west of the Weldon railroad, capturing twenty prisoners. In the afternoon they were driven back and our line re-established. The loss on our side on Thursday, Friday and Saturday is estimated at five hundred, and that of the enemy at five thousand. Over fifteen hundred prisoners were brought