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Richmond — the battle not renewed yesterday — firing at Chaffin's Bluff — another steamer destroyed in St. John's river, &c. (search)
Operations around Richmond — the battle not renewed yesterday — firing at Chaffin's Bluff — another steamer destroyed in St. John's river, &c. The news from the Southside is meagre, though interesting as showing the extent of the enemy's defeat in the battle of Monday. Our forces continued the pursuit until the Yankees were driven across Proctor's creek, a distance of three miles below Drewry's Bluff. The latest advices represent that they had gone to their entrenchments in the of Bermuda Hundreds, and under cover of their gunboats. The line of battle extended from the river to the Petersburg Railroad, and formed the segment of a circle. General Beauregard had received information that the enemy contemplated an attack upon his left, and that they had troops on their right for the purpose, expecting, no doubt, to break through our lives with comparative case. Acting upon this, he strengthened his left without weakening his right, and, without waiting for them to commence <