“The enemy attacked our left (Hancock) last evening with great vigor”

I received a report of heavy fighting on our left involving Gen. Hancock’s troops.  I wrote Sec. Stanton,

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington.

CITY POINT, VA., October 28, 1864-9 a. m.

The enemy attacked our left (Hancock) last evening with great vigor. I cannot give the results yet, though the fight was sanguinary on both sides and resulted in a considerable number of captured. General Hancock thinks he captured more prisoners than he lost. I will try to give you full particulars during the day.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 12, p 358

O.R., I, xlii, part 1, p 23

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