andoned their works in our immediate front, withdrawing to a new, stronger, and more symmetrical line nearer Petersburg.
Hours were now spent in making new dispositions to assault this with effect; and, at 3 P. M., an attack was made, first by Martindale, commanding the division left here of Smith's corps; then by Birney, in temporary command of the 2d; and later by the 5th and 9th; but with very heavy loss, and no success, save that Martindale carried the enemy's skirmish-line in his front, anMartindale carried the enemy's skirmish-line in his front, and made a few prisoners.
The losses of the enemy, sheltered behind their works, bore, of course, no comparison to ours.
It had now been established, at a cost of fully 10,000 men,
Between June 10 and 20, Meade's losses were — killed, 1,198; wounded, 6,853; missing, 1,614: total, 9,665.
And this does not probably include the losses of Sheridan's cavalry, who were fighting north of the James. that Petersburg could not be carried by direct assault, no matter in what force: and our troops wer
; wounded and taken prisoner, 215; his report and losses, 215.
Mansura, La., attack on Banks repulsed at, 531.
Marietta, Ga., taken by Sherman, 628.
maritime law, in relation to belligerents, 642.
Marks's Mill, Ark., Fagan triumphs at, 553.
Marmaduke, Gen. M. M., defeated at Springfield, Mo.--repulsed at Hartsville — driven out of Batesville, 447; retreats into Arkansas, 448: defeated at Little Rock. 451; beaten again near Columbia, Ark., 551; captured by Pleasanton, 561.
Martindale, Gen. John H., at Gaines's Mill. 156; at Malvern Hill, 165.
Martinsburg, Va., occupied by Jackson, 199.
Marye's Heights, heroic assaults on, 345.
Maryland, Lee's advance into, and proclamation, 193-4.
Maryland Heights, held by Ford, 196; prisoners and guns captured at, 202.
Mason, J, M., allusion to, 81.
Massachusetts volunteers killed in Baltimore, 514.
Mathews, Col. Stanley, routs Wheeler, 272.
Maury, Gen., defends Mobile, 721; his retreat and losses, 724.