Repeated attacks from the rebel army have failed to dislodge our men from their position on the Weldon railroad. I wrote Gen. Halleck,
CITY POINT, August 23, 1864-6 p.m.
Washington, D. C.:
Our position on the Weldon railroad now seems entirely secure. One division of infantry and the cavalry have been working south, destroying the road as they go. They met some opposition, to-day from the enemy’s cavalry and were consequently further re-enforced. Prisoners taken since the last repulse of the enemy repeat the report of W. H. F. Lee being mortally wounded, General Clingman losing a leg, and General Sanders killed. These reports, however, may not be reliable.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 12, p 73
O.R., I, xlii, part 2, p 418