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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)
roops were at work all night, making formidable works to repel an assault. We are about seven miles from Fort Darling, and about the same distance from Petersburg. The day is sultry — in fact so much so, that it is really uncomfortable. The 1st Conn, battery is with us, and one or two others. Gen. Terry is flying around like as if he had a brick in his hat. A continued fire has been kept up on our left, and I bear this moment that Petersburg is taken. Three o'clock P. M.--Hear some very heavons 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.--Ev