A Complete History of the Great American Rebellion; Embracing Its Causes, Events and Consequences, with Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Its Principal Actors ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... miles of the city, early in the afternoon, waited some time for Kautz's cavalry, which was to have co-operated with him, but as it did not arrive, he ordered an attack, and after a short engagement, carried the batteries, on the north-east side of the town, capturing Wise's rebel brigade, and sixteen pieces of artillery. Hancock's Second corps arrived just at night, but too late to render the Union success decisive. On the next day, June 16th, another important position was carried, and later in the day, Burnside's corps arrived, and took its place on Hancock's left. But by thia time the rebels in Petersburg, had been largely re-enforced by Beauregard, who had left his position near Bermuda Hundred, PETERSBURG ASSAULTED AND INVESTED. 1251 and hastened to the defence of the beleaguered city. Gen. Butler took advantage of his sudden departure, to attack and destroy a portion of the railroad between Richmond and Petersburg, but Lee, who had crossed the James at Richmond, pounced upon him before he had completed this work, and drove him back to his intrench ment. On the evening of the 16th, the rebel works around Petersburg were attacked simultaneously, by Smith's, Hancock's andBurnside's corps, and a line of rifle-pits carried. On the morning of the 17th, they made another assault, and took two redoubts, and) nine hundred and fifty prisoners, still pushing the advantages gained. On the 18th, they had faced the rebel line back to a position on a series of elevations, with its flank resting on the river, from which it could bo dislodged only by the operations of a siege. General Grant" immediately prepared to invest the city, and for this purpose, on the 22d of June, extended his line southward, so as to command the Suffolk and...
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