“Yesterday and this morning have been consumed in extending our lines to the left to envelop Petersburg”

I wrote Gen. Halleck,

CITY POINT, VA., June 23, 1864-9 a.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

Yesterday and this morning have been consumed in extending our lines to the left to envelop Petersburg. The Second and Sixth Corps are now west of the Jerusalem plan road. Yesterday, in moving to this position, two corps became separated. The enemy pushed out between them and caused some confusion in the left of the Second Corps, and captured four pieces of artillery. Order was soon restored and the enemy pushed back. This morning no enemy is found on the left. This will be pushed forward until the enemy is found. The Petersburg papers of yesterday state that Hunter has been routed and already 3,000 of his men have been captured.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 11, p 110

O.R., I, xl, part 2, p 330

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