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The Daily Dispatch: May 18, 1864., [Electronic resource], Operations around Richmond — the battle not renewed yesterday — firing at Chaffin's Bluff — another steamer destroyed in St. John's river, &c. (search)
cers, up to but not including the Thursday's fight, The Baltimore Clipper, a rabid Lincoln organ, says their loss is 40,000. A telegram, giving an account of the fight up to noon, says: The attack was commenced this morning at daylight by Hancock, who moved forward his whole line, and is now driving the enemy. The morning is damp and foggy, but success so far makes our spirits light and cheerful. Brigadier Gen. Stewart of the rebel army has also been captured, and is sate within our lines. The artillery firing in the direction of Hancock is increasing in extent and A considerable portion of the Fifth Corps is actively engaged and doing well. The number of prisoners taken this morning is variously estimated. The lowest figure places them at 3,000 but I have just heard from good authority that 5,000 are in our hands. Eleven A M — The battle continues with great fury, but we are steadily gaining ground on the rebels. The Sixth Corps have gone to the relief o
Hdq'rs Jackson Hospitalnear Richmond, May 10th, 1864. Persons having negroes for hire — such as men, boys, and women without children — will do well to call at this Hospital. F. W. Hancock. Surgeon in charge. my 11--2