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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)
m was severely wounded in thigh. During the first of these engagements the gallant J M Jones, of Va, was killed under the following circumstances: His brigade it seems, except the 21st Va, under Col Witcher, was faltering and rapidly firing, when Gen J, in nothing daunted, rode to the front and called to his men to rally around him. At the same moment Captain Early, his A A G and Capt Moore, his A D C, rode to his side, and emulating the courage of their noble leader, were making ineffectual e to give back, not, however, until the dead on Ewell's front were strewn thick around. One advance upon and reconnaissance of Ewell's position, which was strongly fortified, seemed to satisfy them, and they made no further assault during the day. Gen E simply held his ground, and so there was no further fighting on our left wing. Simultaneously with the advance upon Ewell's lines, the enemy also made a move against our centre, engaging Heth and Wilcox, for sometime without any result, when th
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)
an address to his troops, announcing that they were once more about to advance against the enemies of their country, and exhorting them to bear with patience the hardships and sacrifices they would be called upon to endure. The above is from the Gazette of the 6th. The paper of the 7th says: We have nothing more to report in regard to the movements of the several columns now operating against Richmond. We are now told that whilst Meade is moving upon Lee by the way of the Rapidan, Gen (Buldy) Smith has landed on the Southside of James river, for the purpose of attacking Petersburg and Fort Darling, (Fort Drewry,,) whilst another force, under Gen Butter, accompanied by monitors and gunboats, has moved up the river to his support. We are also again informed that Sigel is marching up the Valley from Winchester. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. A small body of Confederates, belonging to Capt Pierce's company, of McNiel's regiment, captured Piedmont, on the Baltimore