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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)
s 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 the woods, thousands may be lying dead or wounded on the ground, of whom no record can be made at present. The following sounds like one of Mr. Lincoln's little jokes: We are authorized by the War Department
Ranaway --$100 reward — from the subscriber, on 19th March, 1864, my man Washington, aged about 26 years, about 5½ feet high, dark complexion, large month, slender made, head turned to one side a little, and stammers. The above reward will be given if taken out of the State, and $50 if taken in it, and secured so I get him. My address is Fork Union, Fluvanna co, Va. Samuel R Pellet. ap 26--law4