There has been a vigorous counterattack by the rebels. I wrote President Lincoln,
President A. LINCOLN,
City Point, Va.:
There has been much hard fighting this morning. The enemy drove our left from near W. Dabney’s house back well toward the Boydton plank road. We are now about to take the offensive at that point, and I hope will more than recover the lost ground. The heavy rains and horrid road have prevented the execution of my designs, or attempting them, up to this time. General Ord reports the capture of some prisoners this morning, but does not say how many.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 14, p 273
O.R., I, xlvi, part 3, p 332