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al fact is, the rebels will not stand against our colored soldiers when there is any chance of their being taken prisoners, for they are conscious of what they justly deserve. Our men went into these works after they were taken, yelling Fort Pillow I The enemy well knows what this means, and I will venture the assertion that that piece of infernal brutality enforced by them there has cost the enemy already two men for every one they so inhumanly murdered. headquarters Army of the Potomac, June 29, 4 P. M. Wilson, with his cavalry command, is near Reams' station, on the Weldon railroad, returning from his raid at the point named, which is about eight miles from here. The main body of the enemy's cavalry are said to be obstructing his progress, and endeavoring to prevent him from forming a junction with the rest of the army. Sheridan has been sent for to come to his assistance, with the other two divisions of the cavalry corps, and pending his arrival, the Sixth corps has left it
ersburg and the rebel works on the west bank of the Appomattox for an effectual use of heavy pieces, and the bombardment will be opened from the right and right-centre alone. The extraordinary heat continues, and with the air of dust in which this whole vicinity is enveloped makes active movements almost impracticable. Captain Elder, of the First United States Artillery, Chief of Artillery of the Eighteenth corps, rode into the enemy's lines yesterday, by mistake, and was captured. June 26--9. P. M.--At about ten o'clock last evening the enemy, mistaking the movements of our reliefs for an abandonment of our line, attempted to advance their picket-line in front of Potter's and Ledlie's divisions of the Ninth corps, and Turner's division on the left of Smith's line. From our line a heavy musketry and artillery fire was immediately opened upon them, that speedily checked their advance. The firing continued for about an hour, and sounded like a heavy engagement. Our casualti
dashed noiselessly at them through the fiery barrier. Wholly off their guard against any such desperate feat on the part of the rebels, our men were thoroughly surprised, and captured ere they could make the slightest resistance. headquarters, June 25--6 A. M. The only fighting that took place yesterday was an attack made by the enemy on General Burnside's position. The enemy opened with a heavy fire of artillery, which was returned by our batteries, and the rebels, in making a charge, wer, and an engine and cars are already provided to put on the road as soon as it is in running condition. Supplies arrive at the front regularly, and the troops lack nothing in that respect, but they suffer somewhat from a scarcity of water. June 25th--9 P. M.--Our pickets extend within a short distance of the Petersburg and Weldon railroad track. The enemy seem determined to make a serious fight for its possession. The damage done to the road by Wilson's cavalry is reported to be already
owever, are firing away at each other at this late hour. The casualties in the Second corps throughout the day will number only a few hundred; but the loss by prisoners captured by the enemy will exceed, perhaps, a thousand. before Petersrurg, June 22--11 P. M. This afternoon, pending a fight in which the Second corps was engaged, and in which the enemy temporarily got the best and captured some guns, which, however, were subsequently retaken, General Griffin's division, of this corps, wasof A. P. Hill's corps. The enemy's cavalry is commanded by Major Robins, of Holcomb's Legion, which is composed of cavalry, artillery and infantry. In addition to this, several brigades of rebels passed down our front yesterday afternoon (June twenty-second), three regiments passing over Four-Mile creek, with one regiment deployed as skirmishers. The skirmishing resulted in our taking a few prisoners. The destination of the passing brigades alluded to is unknown. On yesterday some of the
ps have carried by storm, are at least four miles in length, stretching from a point on the Appomattox at our right nearly to the same river at our left, and crossing all the railroads that go out of Petersburg on the south of the Appomattox. June 21--7 A. M.--Yesterday was quiet, that is, there were no assaults and no line-of-battle fighting; but our batteries kept exchanging occasional compliments with those of the enemy, and along the picket line the spiteful whiz of the Minie was a very nty as to our movements long enough to enable us to beat him in point of time, an achievement which the chivalry ought to consider a decided feat, so confident have they always felt in his vigilance and promptness. Batte-field, near Petersburg, June 21--11 P. M. A considerable portion of the army has been on the march to-day to execute another flank movement. The grand object in view seems to be to operate against the enemy's communications from the south of Petersburg and Richmond. Shoul
lt, and it were better to sustain that covered by some sort of works. Hence, in the edge of the evening, all the divisions of the corps retired, and now occupy the positions of the morning. headquarters Army of the Potomac, near Petersburg Friday, June 24--9 P. M. This morning opened with one of the heaviest cannonades of the whole campaign, and the impression was produced on people at a distance from the scene, that a terrible battle was in progress. It transpired soon, however, that thee wagon rattling over corduroys a quarter of a mile away; not the sound of a single gun, large or small, for the last half hour. The heat to-day has been intense, and the dust rises in clouds, which envelop everything. field before Petersburg, June 24--P. M. The Weldon and Petersburg railroad was seized early this morning by the Sixth corps, without any opposition to speak of being offered by the enemy. Yesterday a party sent out to destroy the road were set on by Anderson's division, of
ago. One poor fellow was shot in both thighs, and it was necessary to amputate both legs. Remember, I have a wife and four children, was all he said before the operation was performed. He lived but two hours. headquarters Army of the Potomac, June 23--6 A. M. Wilson's division of cavalry moved off in the direction of the Weldon railroad. When last heard from they had reached Reams' station, (ten miles west of Petersburg,) and were tearing up the track along the road. The Second and S gold and silver, buried in the ground beneath the ruins of a charred and destroyed mansion. The excitement was intense among the boys when these spoils of war were divided among them on their own motion. headquarters Army of the Potomac, Thursday, June 23--10 P. M. The operations of the last three days have had for their object possession of the railroads south of Petersburg — the Weldon and Raleigh road and the Lynchburg. To accomplish this required an extension of the line far to the l
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