Battle Ground Near Gaines's Mill, June 6--7 P M.
--Last evening Grant
send a flag of truce proposing that in the intervals of the fight unarmed parties should be permitted to bury the dead and care for the wounded.
This Gen. Lee
is understood to have declined, but intimated his willingness to entertain a regular flag of truce for these purposes.
This morning Grant
sent another flag, saying he would avail himself of the understanding to send out unarmed parties to bury the dead and care for the wounded.--Gen. Lee
promptly replied, showing that Grant
had misunderstood his letter.
Here the matter rests.
The heavy firing last night amounted to nothing.
Last night the enemy abandoned our left and part of our centre, apparently in great haste.
Early has followed them ten miles to-day, capturing 69 prisoners, who say that Grant
has gone to the White House
because his men will not fight.
The impression here, however, is that Grant
is making for the James river
, to cross to the Southside
There was a little sharpshooting on our right to-day.