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Sunday night left the opposing forces on the Southside of James river in the same relative positions they had occupied for two days, but there was a decided impression upon the public mind that a general engagement would occur yesterday, and in this was no disappointment. Desultory Brag continued through the night, and about five o'clock on yesterday morning the commenced in earnest. The attack was by our forces, and among the brigades engaged were Gracey's, Kemper's, Johnson's, Bart
our wounded men that we had killed or captured an entire brigade, and it was reported yesterday evening that a large number of prisoners were on the Richmond by the country road.
The fight commenced on our left, below Drewry's Bluff, on James river, and extended with more or less severity along the whole line.
The enemy's line extended to the vicinity of Drewry's Bluff, leaving but a small space between their right flank and the river.
Their right flank was turned by a force under Gen.