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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)
ditch. We have lost no organization, not even a company, while we have destroyed and captured one division, (Johnson's) one brigade, (Donns's,) and one regiment entire of the enemy. The next day Mr. Dana sends to Staunton, and the latter to Dix, the following: May 13.--Lee abandoned his position during the night, whether to occupy a new position in the vicinity, or to make a thorough retreat, is not determined. The proportion of severely wounded is greater than on either of the previous days' fighting. This was owing to the great use made of artillery. May 13, Stanton telegraphs to Dix: Reinforcements are going forward to the Army of the Potomac. Another dispatch from Washington, dated the 13th, says: Our losses in the past eight hours have been very heavy; but it is impossible to form any correct estimate of them. The accounts of our losses vary from eighteen to twenty-five thousand; but owing to the nature of the contest, which is mostly in t