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NEW-YORK, TUESDAY, APRIL 4. 1863.
PRICE FOUR CENTS.
VIRGINIA!
Rie h m on rt and Petersburg
Taken !
Colored Troops the First to Enter
tlic S^a\?ellol(lprs, Capital.
To*. REBELS LEAVE IX HASTE,
Gen. Grant Attempting to Cut Off
Lee'3 Escape,
A rOlTIOX OF RfflOXD 0? FIRE?!
The Citizens Welcome the Unira Ti ?ops,
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Detail? of the Lato -Battles from
Our Correspondents.
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THE ENTHUSIASM OF THE NORTH.
OiBti-il Dikpatrhr?.
Waa Dl PAiirv.isT, w ttmiroi v. )
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To Major-lUn. DlX: '1':.- foil *T?
?Vom th?.- l'r? >?'lt-at, announcing tl B
a? Pe.K'.SBCBG I1??'. ]T . Ij ?-. KlUlM lS9 ll.l-j al j
Iroan rvceivod by IbJ - D
Edwin M. dtAMJO?, ft r-'' iryof War.
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M? ? Saj, April a -.'.;?') a ta. \
Te the 11.n. E:-wiv M. Mant?n, St. ?_< H ?-r.
This mon??-i! Lie .t.-0'..'i. (traut re; rttl
?*t*t?*s>a*T| |j n-nl l.o is < :...' 3l ttttt
Kioiitnond al?o ;
?lia pu-..:'.?; forward to eat off, if]
i*aB**s?aa; i;..ni ana/. a. la out?
aiOOn ?TfFATCH.
Wai D? asno st, VTasats noa, D. C, >
Mond ,j, Aj ni 3?IU a. Bt? J
To Mttjor-(;<n. DiX: ll appear? fr?im a Uis
patch of Qaav Wsltaal't, Ju?t itaaitad by lait
Itt^pirt'iii-n'-, that tau fatesa aadas hiacotcnaafi
Akt, is 1.ICBM0ND. aatriag Utaa it it 1:15lait
B.on.iDg. Edwin M. Stanion,
bTJ of War.
TIIIBD DISPATCH.
WAB DllAKTMENT WA-HIN-V?? 9, )
M'liiduy, April w?lS m. \
Ta Major-Gen. 1>IX: Tiie ft'llnwiiig tjffldtl
?onfiru.b'.'.a of tbe capfire of Richmond, ai.d IBt
?afeDoaDCCUiexit that tbe city la on fire, baa beert re?
iti.ett ? EM Stantos, Secretary of War.
Ott Point, Va?, )
Mor day. April ?J--?1 a. ix. \
\To Edwin M. Station, 8tntm$ a/ IK/r.
Gen. Weitzel telefrraph? as follows:
"We took Ricbtnood at 8-, 15 thiamorning. 1
?aptnred many guns. Tbeeuemy left in great 1..-'-. ,
Tbe city is on lire in one plate. Ain makiLg t-.try ?
affort to put it out. !
?'The people receive ui with enthusiasMe r-x-1
yreasions of joy.
?? Gen. Grant started early this morning n ith th*
army, toward the Danville road, to cut o? Lee a
.retreating army, if possible.
"President Lincoln Lai gone to the front."
T. S. aat-WaM, A. A. Gel.
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FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS.
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full Details at the fighting.
t-t?; :.! Ii.Bja-.rh to Th? N Y. TrftBg ??
Washington. Monday, April \ 1?65.
Capt. Ira M. Burritt, f.inncr ?taif oli'u? i il
tbe Ariuy of tbe Potomac, now chief special flatft"
apoatltntof The Cinrisnoti 0Biea* 10 that anny, ar-j
Bittd at the front one day after tbe liiriitiug lieciu. j
XI i* account of matter? down to the ?d luttant it, theie-1
for?, a little delayed, but It is so concise and clear ?a to
still warrant tiauimlition In full.
? PREPARATORY OPERATIOX*.
* HlXyBS. AHMT OP 1HL PoIiMAC. April 1 ? 10 p m.
As job duobtleti hare accounts of the operationi in
tirof res? here up to yeiterday. 1 will confine my?elf to a
Vrief svnop?i?.
The beavieit fighting baa been don? by th? Fifth
Corps and Sheridan'! Cavalry.
.HE Fir TU Otsaat*.
?fia Wednesday mornii.-g the F/th ("orpt moved down
the Halifax road and croatid liowauty Creek, taking
theo * louth-weitcrly courte until It retched the
^r?*trhan road. It moved tip tbe Vaugban to the
?ajuster Road., tnrr.ed to the right, keeping on thli road
antil witbiB altnile of the lioydtowa I Plank-road, whea
they met the eaemr. Gen. Griffin, with the Fi.-at Div;i- !
ton aUacked. and Gen. Oawford funning the Third
DiTtm-n on 'Jriffia's left, met the enemy on the Ruler '
tena, bnt pusltii item back and mobed the Bc-Tihutt o !
Seed.
OX THtlR-?!)AT
anorning the whole Fifth Corp? line advanced acrosi the
J?oydtown read with little oppotltion. 'In the afternoon
lien. Ayre?, comniandlBgth?S*t;ond Division, moved
one brigade acrosi Gravelly BuC %n<i Kej>. ?t ,? f:e ?u;.
log the nigi t.
?RIDAT.
Tbe next tttstalti ?ajiaat wlole division {crosied tbe
Ban, suppiirted bf <?en. Cruwford?. After advancing
smii?- or more thro'igh a wooded country, broken occ.t
stooatly into smell clearings, the enemy waa diaoorered
In fon e. Gen. A tree ai'.vtt: lOSd AVinthrop'i IltiijrauJe
s-hil? the re>t or'.i? dirisii.n and that of Gtn. Craw?
ten?? were f..-.i..i . in tbe n jr.
A KKHKL ATTACK.
Be/ore they had com pi ted th?5 deployment, bowavar,
aad wtlJe tbe areater pa.-| oX ihe I'lurd Diriji?a wat
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throp'g atngla trigade. driving it iiack in some diet
while at tlii ??m, tma i>.cl?u-. Division atruol
two division? in th? left Cant., atUokiug with
than ttt niual impctaotity.
FALLING BACK.
Both Ayres'i and Crasford'g mes foaghl atubbc
but et length fell ba? k aero?? tt? r,?, wbera the
Division and several batteries of artillery, Which
been placed in potttioo by Gea. Warrea, eoveret
crotting. and drore back th? enemy, who edrauu
cautiously witb heavy loss.
A aiCOMD ADVANCB.
Abonl two o'clock p. m. tbe whole Corpa aga!
vaoced over tbe lame ground, retaking ail lb? pot
from which they bad been driven in the morn . ;
moved forward to WL.lt?> Oak ?***?*, tome two
tiyocd Gravelly Rua. capturing a battle-flag s
con,ter of prlionen. In this ?vj?itkm tbe troop* r
AWiag the night
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? t| ?,#'n <r"c'""k tw ?
Cor, ? ,.** Bffaia i?c;.?,.ou pa-?.iu to t'..9 leir,
t^e whits Oak Raavi toJo|aO?ta Bat-tida*?
A MFF.OVLT BtOVliiU-NT.
T!:ry have en-cued the ciibcqll tiuiveinente.' ?
Itig by a fl nk In ti.e pr?sence of the ettemy. witb
lag tba divii.iuis in ri'.ir wt?ttth ?*?**? aB?l ti r.
ti.'*m off anecenirely from right to left, tho i? ft ill
(Crawfora's) cxet-ut.tg tbete.iae sastattata by bit!
CONDCCt OP TBOOP3.
The conduct of Ha troops hat bcea above p:
Then IotahitItaaMtttttt Vti'.ed tad wo*k4??d
woundM beinn the bcarieit in tho Third Ditlalafl
iu, L.-ii to ?W**tBf,tfl prliJ .-???".
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IWtataassI af Ha < ? I Ik?b Britta** of ?tVatrf
Division, aaaafaaftisf fie Ctlx Bad 7th Wiaooiiiiiii
tho trat New-York, lately attached, comma".'!".
Col. ?Iah* A. Kellogg nf the ti..i, sustaiucd th-.ir
vlout rcpuuiwa.
BI1AVE OITICER*.
B.ev.-t I.ieut.Coi. I). B, fllill} af It* M VT. o?
commanded the 147th NewTart in the Thirl
si d tegethst with II i; >r n. A Leyeeek*ef taie t -i
Vi'.b Peun.. was cor-*picuoas for refun.nr to '
tad rttleg at tat betd of the Iriurale la t'.?j ebl
Col Di.ley hid til right baad sliatiered By a b
larly in la* dtf, b..t r.-aiited on leading nia **?
In me afi-.rru.oon.
trcoND c p.fi.
While that* evi-ntt sen I - pttswfaas*.
Corps moved t'>iva;d WL.ta Oa? i?. id bj a a?tM
mai? fra:a t'.e lata af our LbUBBs bBMal I i BBl
by tiic I-'.fii!. andestabli'hstl a ea*ae?ct?** tritt
of the lutter. It wai thai,.,y engaged )??'
ItatItaa?attathe Fifth. On. Raatahiaea bob ?
pit* the liue var.t .1 hy fflrNl'l .l,.i t
?u;.|.? rt ol ?shei idaii, hawing oxtenJed to th?. 1
gaupaaa,
gen. anntinAM.
Masashila Bt aradas, *itt jasa c?tr, try tirlal
Culler's. M or ritt's. CM '?? Bad K lut/'?, i ; - .i
the left of tbe wh.ilo army, want Ihn* :
C?t*tt Htast? maitaaaia the tTtthtHtrt L -
utual rapidity.
TITS UE3EL8 WATC3IN0 Ulli.
Ttef'reo u.le'.i droTl Crawjota end Avres ac
Ot&tfMf Run. hoc ever ator.oe t?ira?.'d laatt atten
t.. him irr.vir.~ rnri.ily to tfcl ritrit, ami .i:t?.*r ? d^
rat* soafilct ha alia waa foiccd back within a mil.
Dtttrltdl*Ci.uit !i!i-i?t\
AGAIN OX TiEWlRTATH.
Thl? tnortiiap he a. ..-il i the I'.itiuite.fcow.-'i
Itvi.-.U bttn Joic-J hy Qtt Vt'.rren Bf I ? I I
irtSlBg lo hn turn II, ivy tin: ? r.'.h of Bt tail ? ;? ,
nvHk'-iry Bsatth*heard ttrajsa thai-rt ai d -????
il m Bteatag ihawlag that ha sndWaimua
*arh and at tali lata l?aai u* i- ?:: -..? c^ artillar]
lli?t direction it iti^^?*aul. Sotae tii.-.tliar,:-a > i :.
tetry htv? alio taki?n place BtBBg tho Secor.l Coif*
olgl.L a? wel, at caunoGnd.rg id the ?iuection o!
Ajsatatattaa Btatwihittg it g<iD-g we'd and o:l'..'
? i.d men alilte are Itas*?*! of the ie?uli of the gr
trtifc vhiob will come lotxorrow
ikk: aratio.n fob ?cnpat.
Gen Wrlgr.t is to tttaaft Bill trie a?***t Sitth Co
at i o'eloci tomorrow.
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tCCCi:<S OP rHKATDAN.
j The Isit heard from ***a??t*l wag about m
I night, n? was then at Five Forks, tbo |usctinn of t
I White Oak lad Krl roads. lie and Warren bad tak
aboat foor thousand ptuoners and several batterie?
artillery. H? ws? J,... -,i latt evening 'jj Milei
Divliion of lh? Batassd cotps. and with the U.ir corp?
cavalry and fo-ir of infaatry be pushed westward I
the south'...e road, which he i? expected to reach at i
early hour t...i forenoon.
CASCA1TT.
Brevet Brig. Gen Fred. Wi-.throp wai klMsd dor!&
tba bghtlng of the Fifth Corp* yeiterday.
Tna RTBEia activi.
Several attempts have Ueea made during the earl
part of the night to break through the linet of th
Second Corp? on nur left. Gun. Mils* baa retaliate
with a detnou?ti'utioc whit h |*t**ata the ?bat?a in fro a
of the Rebel worki aloug White Oak road. Abont
o'clock i ii Hi-1 Rebeli made a prolonged aad detpei
ate usault upon the part of onr line held by Gas. Or
on the right of the Second Caf| ?.
Loassa.
Our Ios?cs day before y? ?lerday are reported at 1,3(*
kill?'.I |cd wou'ided, and a few pritunert. Owing t ? tin
lateDettof the htsa to which fighting waa kept up lee
evening on the left, no accurate wtimate of the caaual
ties can be made aa yet.
LF.B'8 ARMS'
rrtnonert taken from all the corpa of Lee't army tho*
that it !),?? not been weakened by tending a ?mg.* divl
aion toutb. ?
SHORT OP CANNOV.
As I write the opening, volleys of Wrlght't charge li
front of Fort Fither tu? be.ird. The amount of artillery
in ase ihowi a scarcity afosa on on tbe Rebel aide.
Whether Wright ii ttajatattsl or not, few fe.ir? an
entertained that Sheridan will take the Soatkeide Rail?
road.
?ts.iurdr.T's VlffhtlBg?CaBtlssee. innru.
?pMiAl l);?i,.tot. to Tu? N Y. Tril.ii-?.
Wa?hin?to.n. Monday. April| lfiJ.
One of our spct-iul ciirrcspoudcutij (F. D.) in
tba Army of the 1'otomac, under date of April 2, a a.,
writes aa follows:
CEAXT8 HEArQfA?nKRS.
Gen Grant ye?terd?y moeed hn headquartera to the
Vauglan road, about half a mile treato! Ilatvher'a Ron.
succEt* op iiiei:i:>as.
Glorlona aewi hai Ja*t artive?! from Sheridan. He
bat itruck the So-.ithslde Railroad, which be now holde.
In th? ?cgagament yeiterday afternoon he eat tuxed
lOOOpriionen and icveral ba'.teriei of artillery.
THE PIETH COBI'B.
The Fifth Corp?. which waisupport'ng thscarelry,
hat* alto lA?-n 15 gum and aoout 2,011) priaoner?,
enabling SLeridau to drive back the force which in the
latter part of yeiterday Bastas** bit adrano? iu the
Tielnlty of Dinwiddle'Court-Hoaio.
AS AITACK Ol-.DKEBD.
On receiving tall ntws it at* ileteruiincd to gira the
enemy ao time to teed rroops to their n?ht, and at once
b aiatajtaataaB attaat wat ordered* ail ?loag the Hue*
by iheNurth. Sittb, Iwenty-fbarth and Sccenl Corpa
ire iictEta.
The order a as given stout ciui B'aVtt* at nicht, and
lo let* thar- BB hour a furious ?kssalt be(*?n OB the Kebej
Intrenchmentg in the irouu o? their l?verai eos.m*nd?,
Teinltinr in the enemy being drnen In confal?n from
tkeu fint Into iteir tecoud line of worki. with a Iom oj
orar 5,000 prlionen, icvcrtd rorti atd about SCpiecM ?
artillery.
th? ?r.ro?D -:ocrt
vu trgiged all day with ?:.?? enemy in t>ir ftmnt m*
la ?pite ef tbe terrible fire of mniketry *****'[ j*.-^
hee J?ahih ^aaa.

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