“The army has been successfully crossed over the Pamunkey”

I wrote Gen. Halleck

HANOVERTOWN, VA., May 29, 1864.

The army has been successfully crossed over the Pamunkey and now occupies a front about 3 miles south of the river. Yesterday two divisions of our cavalry had a severe engagement with the enemy south of Harris’ [Haw’s] Store, driving him about a mile upon what appears to be his new line. We will find out all about it to-day. Our loss in the cavalry engagement was 350 killed and wounded, of whom but 44 are ascertained to have been killed. Having driven the enemy, most of their killed and many of their wounded fell to our hands.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 10, p 494

O.R., I, xxxvi, part 1, p 9-10

Map by Hal Jespersen, www.cwmaps.com

Map by Hal Jespersen, www.cwmaps.com

Map by Hal Jespersen, www.cwmaps.com

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