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,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 12, p 358
O.R., I, xlii, part 1, p 23