ts, which made the movement a slow and difficult process.
About four o'clock in the afternoon, while a portion of Wright's troops were at work destroying the Weldon Railroad, a large force of the enemy struck his left and drove it back.
Darkness soon came on, and nothing of importance was accomplished.
Wright was now given authority to withdraw his corps to the position occupied the night before, which was more advantageous.
Meade had sent frequent messages to Grant, who was this day at Bermuda Hundred, keeping him advised of the movements in his front; and that night he telegraphed: I think you had better come up here to-morrow if convenient.
General Grant felt considerably annoyed about the operations that day at Petersburg, and regarded the position of the Army of the Potomac as somewhat vulnerable.
In extending to the left the center had been depleted, while the left flank was out in the air, and would consequently be weak if a heavy and determined attack should be made upo