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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)
since I left there at 4 A M this morning. X. Gordon's flank movement. Army of Northern Virginia, May 7, P M, 1864. Yesterday evening, between sundown and dark, Brig Gen Gordon's Georgia brigade, of Early's division, and Brig Gen R D Johnston's N C brigade, of Rodes's division, executed a brilliant flank movement on our extreme left, and another on our extreme right, at a point about four miles above Germanna ford. The result may be briefly stated — in the capture of some four hundremoved to-morrow from his camp, where he has been staying, to Lynchburg. Detachments and squads of prisoners continue to come in all the time. It is rumored here to-night, and believed, that Sedgwick was killed last night by Gordon and Johnston when they executed their flank movement. The Yankee Generals who were captured report the death of Brig Gen Hays, of their army. Much hard fighting has been done by all the troops, but Ewell and his men are the heroes of the fight. X.