ral loss—killed, wounded, and missing—9,665 (O. R.).
I think I wrote you on the 17th that I was fighting Mr. Wise.
Since then I have seen a Petersburg paper, announcing the wounding severely of George D. Wise, his nephew and aide, also of Peyton Wise, another nephew and aide-de-camp.
On the 18th we found the enemy had retired to an inner line, which I had reason to believe was not strongly fortified.
I followed them and immediately attacked them with my whole force, but could not breakature, I don't doubt he would before now have taken some action, either in his official despatches, or in some other way given publicity to such opinions of my services as would set at rest these idle stories.
In our recent move we captured Peyton Wise, Lieutenant Colonel Forty-sixth Virginia Infantry.
You may remember him as Mrs. Tully Wise's bright boy, when we were first married.
I did not see him, as he was taken to City Point before I knew of his capture, but I sent word to General Pa