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The Daily Dispatch: May 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], The War News — Grant Quiet — Another Reverse for Butler on the Southside — the battles in Louisiana, &c. (search)
are in fine spirits--twenty of them were able to return home. The following are the casualties in Johnson's battery, Lieut V. J. Clutter commanding, in the battles of Spotsylvania, up to the 15th instant. Wounded; Lieut. V. J. Clutter, of Richmond, severely in foot; Privates Jonas Banheiser, of Richmond, in arm; L. R. Thomas, mortally, in head; Jos. Covington, of Middlesex, in hip; Leonard Magor, of Middlesex, arm amputated; Corp'l Adams, of Pittsylvania, slight, in shoulder; Privates R. Brown, do, do, in knee; Henry Inman, do, do, in head. The following is a list of the killed and wounded in the Huger Battery, from Norfolk, Va.: Killed: Sergt Peed. Wounded: Privates C. Latimore, W. A. Moore, A. Parroit, Thos B. Phillips, arm off; Samuel Barnes, slightly. A Diary from Butler's Army. The following are some extracts from a diary captured last Monday in the Drewry's Bluff fight. The name inscribed on it is Jno. L. Ripper, Co E, 39th III. "Veteran Volunteers:
mas has five corps de armee under him. The third one is a Georgian by birth and a native of this county. He joined the Federal army at the commencement of the war, and at the time of capture was a deserter. They were mum. I could glean nothing of interest from them. Artillery firing continues in the centre and left. About 5 o'clock this evening the enemy attacked Reynolds's left and Pettus's right, endeavoring to carry the ridge, but were repulsed with heavy loss. They also attacked Brown and were repulsed.--(These three brigades belong to Stevenson's division.) They also attacked Mill Creek Gap, held by Stewart's division, in very strong force, and made a determined effort to carry it by storm, but after a long and desperate struggle, were whipped back with great loss. Maney's brigade also whipped back the enemy with severe loss. Simultaneous with the attack on Stevenson and Stewart, the enemy made an attack on Hindman's left, and were whipped. The day closed with our