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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 25, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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troops engaged were Wilcox's division, of the 9th corps. The defences of Richmond — great Difficulties in the way of Taring it The New York Tribune contains some stunning revelations from Richmond, furnished by a Mr Harris, an Englishman, who had served in the Crimes, and had some knowledge of engineering. He escaped from the city, and is now in New York. His account of the fortifications around Richmond is given at great length. Here is the introduction to it: As soon as Jeff Davis & Co became fully satisfied that Richmond was to be resolutely assailed, the citizen militia were called out for further instruction and practice, and Mr Harris, although an alien, was forced to enter the ranks. Instead of appearing reluctant to do his part, he evinced a readiness and even a desire to aid in the defence of the city, and, disclosing his knowledge of artillery practice and gunnery, was made a Second Lieutenant in an artillery militia company. This led to his being sent out