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The Daily Dispatch: June 2, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ey. His right rests on or near the Central Railway, and his left on the Tolopotomcy creek, whilst his front is protected by two strong lines of entrenchments running for some distance along the crest of the hills on the north side of the last mentioned stream. His position is a strong one--so strong, indeed, that I hope Gen Lee will be able to give him battle upon some other field. A reconnaissance was made yesterday afternoon to ascertain the true position of the enemy's left wing. Pegrant's brigade, commanded by Col Edwin Willis, of the 12th Georgia, alone was engaged. A sharp combat ensued, in the course of which it became necessary to charge upon one of the enemy's batteries, with a view to its capture. The brigade behaved handsomely, and was gallantly led, but unfortunately Col Willis received a mortal wound in the groin from a grape shot, froth whish he died this afternoon about 2 o'clock. He was one to the best and bravest officers Georgia has ever sent to the field,