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The Daily Dispatch: May 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], The War News — Grant Quiet — Another Reverse for Butler on the Southside — the battles in Louisiana, &c. (search)
The 9th Maine retrieved their lost character at Fort Wagner this evening. We got rations this afternoon, having been out for two days. We have a hard time when out of rations. May 8.--Went out in front on picket this morning. Everything passes off beautifully so far. Three o'clock. We were relieved in the evening by the 10th Conn, and we fell back within the limits of the breastworks. Find that a great amount of work has been done within the last 24 hours, building forts, etc. May 9.--Preparing for a march this morning Weather pleasant. Sun rose shrouded in red.--Every appearance of a very hot day. The Third brigade has passed us; also Battery B, 4th U. S. Gens Gillmore, Foster and Terry have gone to the front. We advanced to within sight of Fort Darling. At 12 o'clock reached a high bluff, almost in sight of Richmond. Hear the roar of cannon all around. It is supposed that the gunboats have advanced, or are advancing up the river, and shelling the rebels on the oth
elow Dalton, a hard fight has been progressing for an hour. McNair's and Ector's brigades, in connection with our cavalry, are making the fight upon our part. Upon our right wing and centre the enemy have made no demonstration. Dalton, Ga, May 9.--The most prominent point along our line of defence is Buzzard Gap. Dug Gap, two miles south from Buzzard, and Crow's Valley, are also points of interest. The enemy will fight hard to gain possession of these two places Buzzard Gap, at this timeoss. Your readers must pardon the unconnected manner in which my letter is written. Our duties during the day are onerous, and at night we feel more like sleeping than witting. Firing upon both sides ceased to-night at 7 P. M. Dalton, Ga. May 9.--Yesterday there was considerable firing along the lines. In the afternoon a brisk fight took place on the left of our line. It occurred at Dug Gap, which is distant from Dalton about six miles. The position is an exceedingly strong one, and of