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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)
scribed on it is Jno. L. Ripper, Co E, 39th III. "Veteran Volunteers:" Camp Grant, Va.,April 21--I commenced scratching in this new Diary. Very cool day — have battalion drill. May 6, 1864.--Gen. Gillmore, Gen. Terry, Gen. Ames, and Gen. Foster, are all here about 5 miles from Bermuda Hundreds. Our regiment was thrown out to- day in front as skirmishers--Col. Main on the right and Col. Osborn on the left — the centre commanded by Major Linton. I was in charge of our men on the advain 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 advanci