Gen. Warren’s troops south of Petersburg have been attacked, but have managed to hold their ground. I wrote Gen. Halleck,
Washington, D. C.:
The enemy came out this evening on Warren’s right, driving in the pickets connecting between him and the left of our old line on the Jerusalem plank road and forcing back the two right divisions of Warren’s corps. A heavy fight took place, resulting in the re-establishing of our lines and the capture of a good many prisoners The prisoners were from Heth’s, Mahone’s, and Hoke’s divisions. We also lost considerably in prisoners.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 12, p 40
O.R., I, xlii, part 2, p 292