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se she ever will. From Gen. Lee's army. The following official dispatch was received yesterday morning: Hanover Junction, May 23, 10 P. M. Hon. James A. Seddon: About noon to-day the enemy approached the telegraph bridge on the North Anna.--In the afternoon he attacked the guard at the bridge and drove it to this side. About the same time the 5th corps (Gen. Warren's,) crossed at Jericho Ford, on our left, and was attacked by Gen. A. P. Hill and his advance checked. R. E. Lee. The telegraph bridge, mentioned in the foregoing dispatch, is the bridge on which the Richmond and Fredericksburg Railroad crosses the North Anna, some twenty-six miles from Richmond. Jericho Ford is a few miles higher up the river. We are informed that the bridge was defended by the 37th and 22d North Carolina regiments, and that the fight was of the most desperate character. Our men stood their ground manfully, and only retired after nearly all were killed or wounded. Abou
quiet as a summer morning. It was ascertained yesterday that the enemy was again referring from our left front, where he had been so handsomely repulsed the day before by Gordon, and was moving towards the Richmond and Fredericksburg Railroad. Gen. Lee, nor to allow his adversary to proceed alone, ordered Ewell to advance and strike him in the flank and rear, and thus compel him to return to his former position — Ewell marched cut of the trenches late in the afternoon, and encountered the enemin the whole of our lines, we should probably not have lost any part of them if the artillery had been in position when the assault was made. No one has been appointed to succeed Gen. Stuart, the cavalry for the present, under an order from Gen. Lee, reporting to him by divisions.--Hampton is the ranking officer of that arm of the service in Virginia. I fear my letters have reached you irregularly, owing to the recent interruption of our communications. I have written promptly, howeve
The Daily Dispatch: May 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], Reported Capture of a Blockade Runner. (search)
our right flank, advancing all the time upon the are of a circle in the direction of Richmond. Gen. Lee was informed of this movement, and succeeded in checking it momentarily on the evening of the 1enced to move down and probably across to the south side of that river, no alternative was left Gen. Lee but to make a new disposition of his forces. The intervention of the river and the dense woodsreen, and enabled him to conduct the with comparative secrecy. South of the Rappahannock, Gen. Lee's proper position, as any one of common intelligent can perceive, is behind the North Anna or . If the North Anna and Pamunkey be our proper position, why, then, it may be asked, did General Lee fight Grant at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court-House? His chief reason. I apprehend, out being brought nearer to Richmond. Indeed, the defence of Richmond has been a heavy load on Gen. Lee's back; it has tied him down to the most difficult part of the State, naturally, in which to co
Gen. J. E. H. Stuart. --The following is a copy of the order issued by Gen. Lee upon the receipt of the intelligence of Gen. J. E. B. stuart's death: Heaq's Army Northern Virginia, 20th May, 1864. General Order No. 44. The Commanding General announces to the army, with heartfelt sorrow, the death of Major Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, late Commander of the cavalry corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. Among the gallant soldiers who have fallen in this war Gen. Stuart was second to none in valor, in zeal, and in unflinching devotion to his country. His achievements form a conspicuous part of the history of this army, with which his name and services will be forever associated. To military capacity of a high order, and all the nobler virtues of the soldier, he added the brighter graces of a pure life, guided and sustained by the Christian's faith and hope. The mysterious hand of an All wise God has removed him from the scene of his usefulness and lame. His g