Gen. McPherson has been unable to hold the crater and has pulled back his troops. I received the following telegram from his adjutant.
JUNE , 1863.
Find it impossible to hold [this] point without great sacrifice of life. Have withdrawn men, and have opened with artillery. Think we shall yet hold it.
[WM. T.] CLARK,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 8, p 421
O.R., I, xxiv, part 3, p 441