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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)
n view of recent military events in Virginia, and consider our final triumph merely a matter of time. Movements are in progress which will soon be publicly demonstrated, forming a part of the general plan of the campaign, and looking to its success. They had not heard of Sigels' whipping at Washington. A telegram says: It was believed in the army that Sigel, having made forces marches, had destroyed Lee's railroad connections with Lynchburg, and that Sheridan had done the same to his communications with Richmond. On Tuesday General Rice, commander of the 2d brigade, 4th division, 5th corps, was seriously, wounded in the leg, while leading his men in a charge. The wound was of such a nature that it become necessary to amputating the limb, from the effects of which he has since died. Gen Meade publishes an address to his troops, in which he congratulates them out their bravery, and thanks them for the victory they have won for the Union, Constitution, and law.