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on finding them missing, opened upon us a tremendous artillery fire, which, however, resulted, as usual, in little damage to our men. The battle of Thursday on the south side. There is no doubt that Grant, on Thursday last, made a serious and determined effort to reach the Southside railroad and establish his left there. He has on the south side three army corps--the Second, Fifth and Ninth. Of these corps, more than half of the troops were carried into the battle. Citizens of Dinwiddie, who have since come into our lines, say they saw six divisions of infantry, besides Gregg's cavalry, advance to the attack in the morning. The negroes were pushed forward, as usual but did not stand up to the work. They soon broke, and left the hottest of the fray to their white brothers-in-arms. It is a low estimate to put the enemy's lose in this battle, on this part of the field, at twenty-five hundred. It appears from General Lee's dispatch, above quoted, that Grant lost seven hun