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Chapter 40: General Grant's intentions. Confederate batteries at four mile Creek. General Grant utilizes the Navy. the gun-boats engage batteries at Wilcox's wharf and Harrison's Landing. shelling sharp-shooters. operations at Dutch Gap. attack on laborers at Dutch Gap by Confederate fleet and batteries. Manoeuvres of Generals Grant, Sherman and Butler, and of Confederate armies. speech of Jefferson Davis. General Grant on necessity of retaining iron-clads on James River.
nt G. W. Graves, that vessel pushed ahead and engaged the battery, which was driven away after a spirited resistance, the Miami losing but one man killed and one wounded.
On the 4th of August another battery opened on the transports near Harrison's Landing, which was driven away, after a sharp action, by the Miami and Osceola.
On the same day, the Pequot and the Commodore Morris were engaged during a greater part of the time in shelling sharpshooters out of the woods, who were engaged in p