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Steadman; but, after a vigorous contest, the fort was recaptured, with one thousand prisoners, two flags, and all the guns uninjured. General McLaughlin was taken prisoner by the rebels, who also assaulted Fort Haskell, but were repulsed with great loss." Then follow the official dispatches from General Grant, communicating, first, one from General Parke, which we copy: The enemy attacked my front this morning at about half-past 4 o'clock, with three divisions, under command of General Gordon. By a sudden rush, they seized the line held by the Third brigade, First division, at the foot of the hill to the right of Fort Steadman, wheeled, and, overpowering the garrison, took possession of the fort. They established themselves upon the hill, turning our guns upon us. Our troops on either flank stood firm. Afterward, a determined attack was made upon Fort Haskell, which was checked by part of McLaughlin's brigade, Wilcox's division, and was repulsed with great
hat most of our dead were killed in the fort after surrendering. The loss of the enemy is not known, but is believed to be heavy. We captured about twenty officers and a little over five hundred men. Brigadier-General William Terry, of Gordon's division, was severely wounded in the thigh; Captain C. D. Burkes, of company B, Sixtieth Georgia regiment, was badly wounded — supposed mortally — and fell into the hands of the enemy; Adjutant Clayton, Twelfth Georgia battalion light artillerany C, Forty-second Virginia regiment, killed; Sergeant — Shanks, company B, Forty-second Virginia regiment, severely wounded through shoulder; Sergeant R. T. Whitehead, company I, Forty-second Virginia regiment, severe flesh wound in thigh. Gordon's division suffered more than any other. It made the first assault, and the works taken were carried by the division sharpshooters. This evening, there has been heavy firing on our right. No particulars received. All is now quiet. Sc<
ved at the military prison, from the right. The enemy charged upon, and captured, our picket line, for some distance, in the vicinity of Burgess's mill. Early this morning, all was quiet, and the enemy in possession of the picket lines. This was the amount of the engagement. We lost a few prisoners — the pickets. Casualties were few. A. T. Petersburg, Va., March 28, 1865. In my letter of the 25th, I stated that the works of the enemy were first carried by the sharpshooters of Gordon's division. I must correct this by stating that this was not done by those of this division alone, but by the sharpshooters of the corps. The number of prisoners taken is larger than I have heretofore reported, and, in all, amounts to near one thousand. Our loss in captured, too, is larger than at first reported. Lieutenant- Colonel Mosely, of the Twenty-first Virginia regiment, was captured. One of the officers who came over under the flag of truce stated that he was taken in the f