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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 44 (search)
ired, and all are looking hourly for a renewal of the contest. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, October 13th, 1864. Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War. At seven o'clock this morning the enemy endeavored to advance between the Darbytown and Charles City Roads, but was repulsed in every attempt. The most strenuous effort was made about four P. M., after which he withdrew, leaving many dead. Our loss very slight. Gen. Breckinridge reports that a force (f the enemy came to Greenville on the 12th, and was defeated by Gen. Vaughan. Some prisoners, two stands of colors, many horses and arms were captured. The enemy lost many killed and wounded. Our loss slight. R. E. Lee, General. It is now 2 P. M., and yet we hear no cannon. If Grant does not renew the strife immediately, it will be natural to suppose he failed in his purpose yesterday, or that some unforeseen occurrence within his lines has happened. Be it either, it is a grateful respite to us. On the