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Vo1-XXIV.N?- 7,485.
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r?UM UM. GRAi\T.
rontintwu? Fightfng on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday.
Sheridan Sweeping Down from
the West I
Hr Captares Tlirtc Blades of Infantry, Several
Batteries, and a \la#on Train.
Iftwsj to Half Past Four P. Ul.
on Sunday.
Oar Line! Exit ml from the Appomattoi above
to the Appomattoi below the citv.
Gallant Conduct of the Various Corps.
?. ?
12,000 Prisoners and 50 Pieces
of Artillery Captured !
A Fort with Its Entire Garrison Taken.
The Very I.aiest.
Wan DrrAKTMnn Washington. April 1?11 p. n>
Uajvr.fitH. JorjN A. Dix, Stu-Yotk: The fol?
lowing telegrams frota the President report the
condition of affair? at 4J o'clock tbi? afternoon.
Kltviv M. tCASmSf, &C. of War.
t 1TV PiIxt. Va.. April 2-2 p. m.
" Htn. El.TClM M. fcTAVlON. ?'irrtary tt War
At 1045 ?. it. Gen. Graut telegraph? aa follow?:
'?Everything ha? been carried from tbe left ol
the NmU? Corp?. The Sixth Corps alone cap
lured moi? than l|MI prisoner?. The Seeoud ami
Tweuty-fourth Corp? captured fort.?, gun?, ami
prisoners from tbe enemy, bi;t I tauuot tell the
" We are tow t losing aronnd the works of the
line immediately ?Lvelopirg Petersburg. All
look? remarkably well. I l.avr liot yet hoard from
?Sheridan. Bis headquarter? have been in<rVed up
to Banks' Bouse, tear tLi Ibjdton roud, about
three miles ?ou'l.-v? ? .; lvcsburg.
fECf>5D I)!SP.\T<H.
Cnr Poor, Va., April 2?b.M p. m.
?Ion. tama If. KTA??TOK. S'-rr(t<iry oj Wim ?
At 1:30 p. m. to-dny Gen. Grant telegraphed as
" We are now up and have a continuous line of
troop?, and in a few hours will be intrenched from
tbe Appornattox below Petersburg t? the river
above. The whole capture? Staet the army t-tarted i
cut will not amount to Im than K',000 men,
?nd probably, fifty piece? of artillery. 1 do not
know the nun.her of men and gun?, accurately,
?' A portion of Foster e Division, Twenty-fourth
Corp*. mad? a most gallant charge this afternoon
?nd capmrcd a very hr.port?r.t fort from the enemy,
with its entire garrison.
?'All seea&eTwell with ui, ?aid everything is aniel
Just tow. ^ . . A. Li.ncolk, '
Prtiiwi Ofttrial DUpalrke?.
Wa^he?cton, Saturday. April I, 18C.".
Major?-?,>?. Dix.- The following telegram in
?elation to the military operations now going ou at the
(root was received tils morning. Nothing later has
reached this Department
Edwin M. Rt avion, Sec-'y. of War.
"CittPoiot, Va., March H, Hfl ijStfN ra.
*tfvn. Edwin B. St an ion, ?tontera of w*r
"At 12:30 p. m. to-day Gen. Grant telegraphed
Be ?a follows:
?? 'There has been moth hard fighting this morning.
*Jh? ?Demy drove onr left from near Saboey's IIousc
back well toward the Boydton plauk Mad. We are
sow about to tftke tbe of??usive at that point. aud 1 hop?
will more then recover the lost ground.*
"Later he telegraphed aga.n, M follow?:
"'Oar troops, after being ?riveu back to the ikiyd
too plauk road, turned and dro\?th? ?nemy in tura
?ad took tbe Whit? Oak road, which we now have.
This gives o? the ground occupied by ti.e enemy this
soorning. 1 will send yol a K' bel flag captured by our
troops in driving the enemy Lit?. These bave been
four flags captarrd to-day.'
"Jodgirjgby thetwopoicti from which Gen. Grant
telegraphs. 1 iufer that Le moved Lis headquarters about
?oe sjsjh ?im? he ?Ml the fcr.t ol tht two ditpatcbes.
"A LtVCOL?."
Wah 1'i.rARTitFsr. Washivotou, D.C.. \
April 1?U o'clock p. m. >
To Major-Gtn. Dix : The following dispatch
from the President, received to night, shows that tbe
?toperate struggle between fur force? and the erjemy
coDtiLL.es undecided, although the advantage appear?
to It on our ?Id?:
"Cirr Point, Saturday, April l, \%cs.
?/Von Enwix M. ?iamon, Su. of Wor:
" I>iiphteli?? Jim receivtd showing that gberldaa,
ftided by W^rrto, j,^ ?f a p_ SLi pU?bed the enemy
kaekto as to retsk* the F v? Fwks, and bring his
?"? k**'l"??rt?r? no to Fort BolsMSUl.
?* The Kite Korki were barricaded by the enemy
carried bf Diven's Dlviidon of Cavalry.
" This part of the enemy seem to be now tryir
work aiouK the Whit? Uak road, tojoiu the main
in front of Cirant, while Sheridan and Warrei
pressing them a? closely as possible. A. LiKCOi
F.Pwix M. Siaston, Secretary of War.
War IWartmext. April2?6 a.
Mnjor-Gtn. Dix: A dispatch jnst rccc
from Gen. Grant's Adjutant-General at City TMnl
nounccs tho tiiun)]ihant nieces? of eur arms affer |
day? hard fiubting, during which the forces on
sides exhibited unsurpassed Valor.
"City Tom, Vs., April 3-5 30 a.
"A dispatt h from Gen. Grant states (hat Gen. H
dan. connnunding cavalry and in fun try, has ear
everything before him. lie captured thru biigad
iM/cnfry, a ni,'ii, liai?, and tinral batttrit? of arti
The prisoner? captured will amount to several thorn
"T. 8. LOWER
Edwin M Staxton, Secre-fary of War.
Washington, April ?i?12.30 p.
Moj.-dm. Dix: The PlttM?*, in tho i
joined talcgna, f:lvrs the 1 ?to.-1 news from the froi
ToE. M. StaNT.'.v. Sjc. cj War:
Clfi Foist, April 2-11 a. ;
Dupat? '.i- are froqr.ently coming in. All is goioi
finely Gens l\,rke, Wright and Ord's linos me
tending from tbe A;<pomnttox to Hatcher's Kan. 1
have all broken iRronpb the enemy's Intrvnched I
taking some forts, puns sud prisoners.
Sheridnn, wni, his own cavalry, the Fifth Corps,
part of the Second, is coming in from the west ou
enemy's flank, ?..J Wngkt ?? aluaJy uariug up
fijiitli$iJt miltoad. A. Li.NCOL
Kirrii uist'ATcn.
Wax r?r.i ARTurNt. WastsJBMiaL
Apr da?11 a. m.
The followinir tohgrm from the Preside
? '. it?d at ht o clock Ulis morning, gives the latojt n
ligenoe from the front, where a fuiiuus battle '
raging with continued success to the Union .irn?i.
HlMll Stamtom, Seereta?y of Wa
" Cnv l'oiXT, Va.. April 2~*:30 a. s
"lion KIWIS M. SlAMoX, S<rr<tart of War,
" Last night Gen. Grant Mlgnflsli that Gen. S!
ldan. with his entity und the Fifth Ctff? had c
tnrexl t .roe brigades of infantry, a train of v agon? i
severa", batteries, the prisoner? amounting to ?ev<
"This morning, Gen. Grant, having orderte an
tack along the whole lino, telegraphs as follows;
" 'Both Wii?:!.t and Parke are through the ?mm
lines. The lattle now rages furiously. Gen. Kherid
with his cavalry, the Fifth Corpa, and Mil??'? Divis
of the Second Corps, which was sent to him this mo
ing, is now sweeping down from the w??t.'
"All now look? highly favorable.
'?ien. <>id i? engaged, but I have riot y?t heard I
K -ii.t in -his front. A l.i: f ui..\ ?
Knirw ?r Ihr ??????ti**.
Bpeolsl Dispatch to lie N. V. Tribun?-.
W??HIKctox, April S. 1WS5.
The plan of the recent moTcmeut, as ?????
stood bere, ?eem? to bate been about a? followe: She:
dar. was to lead tbe way with bis very heavy caval
force, making a ptctty wide detour to tbe south ai
we?t, cutting t!.e Soutbside, and reaching over to {
Danville Railroad. He wns to be strongly supported 1
tbe moreable poitlon? of the Army of the Potomac ai
of the .Tames, which were to push over toward the I?
and turn Lee s right flank, while the line in front
Petersburg was ?till to bo held, and if possible to be u
IT? "1 U Ksg.
Judging from tbe latent dispatches the whole ph
seems to have been successful, including tbe cutting
the Sontbside Kailroad, the turning of Lee's right, ui
the carrying of a portion of the Kebel worka in froi
of Petersburg.
But two linca of po?>y arc believed bere to be no
led to Lee. Unless the fighting this afternoon has be?
uioie disastrous to him than it now known, he ce
probably ?till retreat toward Danville; failing this, I
has no lesort except to make the moit de?|*ratedefani
possible, while Johnston's forcea are hurried up on Ui
Weldon Railroad to re?uforce him.
1 his is believed to be possible, and herein militar
meu to night conceive to be our only dangen,
wir t' HUMORS.
Wild stories are flying through the street? tonight
to the effect that the War Department and Gen. Grau
expect to have poeae??ion of Kicbtnond to-morrov
morning; but. although auch ?result Is quite poisible
there is no inch expectation of it In walllnformei
circles. The War Department has had all it? flak
out this aflei noon, in honor of our ooutinaed saccetf.
Gem. ?"Jrnau's Promise.
SpKlsl Dispatch to The N. V. Tribune.
WAsHtxoioK, Sunday, AprHU, 1815.
Mrs. Lincoln retumfd from the Army thit
morning, leaving tbe PretidcDt there, howarer, V
ent?r ltichmond, at Gen. Orant ha? promtied tbat-kt
i.isll do eo within tbe next forty-eight hour?.
-?- ?
Washing ton llenas.
%psVW D'.'pitch to The N. Y. Tribune.
Wabuimtox, April 2, 1W9.
Larga supplies of hospital stores of all sorte
go down to City Point to-morrow morning.
1 he Medical Department la also sending down a force
of extra eurgeooe.
A Dumber of wounded from the earlier en?
gagements of laat week arrived bere to-day.
The capital has received the ri?sh of good
news to day Joyfully, but without noisy or entbuaiaatio
demonstration? It had been too generally ?xpeoted in
eylvaas? f<? any ipocial en?iuaiasm.
UdlnndHj'. Baltic I.iai of <'??nailie?.
From Our Special C nrretpondrnt.
turn DrtrsjMrt Ninth Armt(.< m I
March 30, lite J
At 4 p. m. yesterday the enemy was seen to
be massing troops In front of ?has par? of -ur sj?a SmM
by the Firat Division, Ninth Coips. Tbia led ?Jen. W?
coi to strengthen that point, and to put bis picket? on
the alert. At 10:15 a rocket shot up from (he Rebel
lines, and at once a heavy tiro was opened from their
batteries on the right and lift of it"' I>oint monaood, A
little later this wus follow??! by a heavy musketry fire
from the iioara?! line of their defenses, dlstnnS about 175
yards from our line. For romp time this fiiewaskep;
op with vigor, and our batteries replied to It as \lgor
oualy. while tbe Seeond and Third Hrign<>? of the Hi
vlaloo lay quietly ready to meet any attack. Then the
enemy showed ouUide of their defense? the head of a
: ?trong column, a? if to make an attack upon Hattcry 11
i and tho line alxuit H, but the tire of our urtlllery lorced
the column to get bustil> undercover again. The firing
was kept up some time longer upou cur defense? lie
tween Battery 11 andEoit .Steadman nnd D??'h ceased
ut l:loa. m.
This section of cur line is that which wns carried It
the enemy on the Bttl Instant, and which they were
forced to relinquish after a short struggle
'1 ne object of the enemy in Ikes attack apicara to have
tieen to feel the strength of our kne *t the point men
tioned, and to draw nil troops from our left, by an at?
tack, if the peJstt wits found to be weak, or by a show of
f Hack in cuse the line was fout.d strong. The latter
seems to be the most likely, for they made a show of tie
attack which they would not have done if any mil etfoi t
wa? meant, as ou the SOtt iustuut, when their attack
i was quiet and sudden.
All the firing being done in the dur?, the |. m va?
?v.all ou our side and could not bate been great on that
of the lUbels. Only fifty-one m-n were hit on our aide,
the only officer of rank killed being Major Hrowu, ink
Nii Hampshire \ ..', ,i,o . r?.
On the side of tbe I*.? t,. bj the leej may net have et>
reeded in men, tln-ir force haling been only at one
tune f.-orn under loi.r.
Duiing the attack (reelet f' gnnDlhe IklH Dit letM
of Ike Nil,t?i CctM was held in liii*", reedy to suppoil
the Rigbteen)>, had it been neces?nry. The men of the
hatter Mattel in a cool aMMat, and would kftlere
puued tl.e ?uemy with great lo*a had they closed on
our line of d? Staat *.
The etspe taken kj QCti. Wilcoi to saeet tie danger
w?re very prudent, and hi? ordi rs ?? re well issued by
his A. A. A. General, Itrevet Major W. V. Euhsrd?, a
young and promising otficer.
1 send herewith a ll?t of the few rs.?n\)tlea in the
Fir?t Dit li-ion. the only or.e under fire.
list or casl'altie* is TTir. rlSjiT SKtHiCai,JBCT
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JbliB lUiiii.au, il, ?Ml. h /ebuloti Patg, l> >v?l.. h.
?a.k. i ?rrtsnu.
' t>?eU lJi?M??i to Tlir N Y Trile.nr.
Wasiiim.ion. Ak.tll i \*C'..
TA? kuhmond H h\g ol Kridey cont.iius thu
Sirr.IllDAN ? oI'tRATIONa.
fu??Ntsiseer?? Mtfrtn seyi Ikel at au early hour ou
? Wedrefduy inortimi.'* hrary ft>r<-?> t.f in? .tiemy. con
J slating of cavalry, lufantry and nrtillfry. aui.poaeal ta be
I headed by M avelry h).cridan," tuadr a SaMat ?round
our liio ? and ad/anml tewtrl Ike Boydiown plmk
road, and. between 7 atol e firelock, truel; tin?
sketaagkaife '"ine ?ti niii'-a beyoftd Dlnwlddie Cearl
ii.,n?e Towwrd 11 o'eltH'k W? IIIKbirrtaOd this in >?
was in the vicinity of Ike < otJrtTlouse, our tem? .klr
mishing keerlry with their eltakee,
I.u?t week n w?a sefetSelIkeiIkeeeeety had reached
[tkeCeertBoaae, ?id ??? ?!. ii.onatratiiig laerarl ltur
gea? M ilia. It la believed ttiat Ike deatinatlon ef this
fore? is the Soutliinle Itiolrnud Wktek (irant wishes t<>
I dcttroy. ami tlieredy cot BtTOcej. I.er'a e. rn-:.-in e alums
land diminish his supplies, ?h^ Si leeell ?ttftg i ? sr
the pl.ink tond It i? thought the eusle body of cftteJij
struck out tiirough the eaejatir, in the eUreetiee <>f thu
railroad. I Ms, liowever. is not positively known.
The ?Twaaeekse state? that ou Wedi.eadnv afternoon
Gen. Aiideiaon, commau ling mir eitrcme right, demon
? trated ugninst the ?nemy'a works in his front for the
purpose of ascertaining his strength ?t that point, and,
if possible, their Intention?. In pending operations our
forces met with a vigomus reaiatanie. I he object of
the demonetiatlon gained, thiif fell back, the Yni.ke.'?
not BatWHafs Eat? iu the afteimxin, however, the
enemy cnu,meticed udrancii.g and skirnilsliiog witli our
foues. Horn? severe ri?-bimg muy havn oriutrrd I
Mi antir: e let us all keep cool, wait results, and trust in
(lod. (?en. Let and the gallantry of our biave troop?
for Meeeee,
From Tkt Srntinrl :
llKADQI AKTEHh, March '10, lefiTi.
?7t?. J. ('.. lIiiKCKiNKilM.i. ?acrsaarf ?/ War (?en.
Gordon reports that th? enemy, at II p. in. yesterday,
advanced iigalnat a pon Ion ?t kit line, d< fended bv
Ilrig. Gee I/ewls, but was repulsed. The flr?> of artil
1er y and morlars contloued several houra with oonsid
?rable m lu itr. No damage on our lines reported.
K k. En
asflBj -m i.ii>?n.
At orlli.ial dispatch from Otes '?"? last night states
that Ikete was sklrmisMug near Pinwidilie Court
House yesterday, without decisive result.
aStOktl HloM 1-, ll...Mil K.j.
The cili was much excited justerdiy by ai counts of
?great battle on Wednesday night near t>?ici?uurg.
The account? ????????? *l'c ?uemy bsd ?ttscked Oor
don a line? with force? heatily massed and were re
pi'.srd wifi irrrat slaughter i'u five assaults. Our oo
temporary, 7'*? Prttrtburtr M.i?rrtn? ?as completely
takel m, and pnbliihel n glowing and faniiful account
about th? Yankees tkaMtaf up to our breast u o. Us, and
being fairlj " Sewed down' by th? fire o? our troop?,
theafautrbter being ternli; unj tbeVankees "dismayed. '
Ac, altaougii it was coufuiscd the night wasaodaik
that a man could not be seeu at adulan..'? of twent)
feet. The truth of the matter, ru w? l?arn?d ou rester
dsy evening, was that there was indeed a grand ex?
hibition ol fireworks, but no battle, and scarcely any
one hurt.
The troops holding Gordon's line, taking advantage
of tbe lerkness. were ?trengtlioiiiug their cKerauidi
friit ?od abatis iu frout ot their wotks The Yankees
opposite, beat ii:g the nuise and supposing (iordon waa
coming after them, agalu opened a heavy fir? of art'I
leiy, which was replt?d to oq onj M&, Ihe Iwo picket-1
tin. ? also opened a noisv musketiy E ? which was kept
np for sever.,1 Lour?. A very few men were wounded
ou our side. The enemy probsnly suffered no more.
The explosion ot artillerv in the ilience of the night
was distinctly heaid e?en h this clt> and the belief Iu
an important engagement w*?ll At first ?nfrei?al. ~
Passengers by laat evening** train from Petersburg
report considerable firing on our right yesterday. It
was also re]>oited that ?Mir cav.ilry bad ?skirmish with
Sheridan at l>inwlddlo Court II- us?
a KiciiT. AMvri/r.
From 7T? DfsjsjSak
lietwaan S and M o'clock ou Wednesdsy night the
city WM ?roused by a rapid and heavy ca'nuonade in
the direct ion of IVtislmrg >'rou< paita of the city
the lilsiu of the guus cobld be seeu turougb tb? black
and murky night. With ?wry mouie .t tb? fire ?puck
aaad SJul iruutsaaad asul ?? ??.tlklied fof BOT? IkU
twi boors. After midnight It slackened, but wa? re I
neved at intervale until ?Tayllght. _ |
Jiuly yesterday morning tho city wni refreshed with !
a nport explanatory of the burly burly of the night
liefere, which waa to the effect that the enemy had
attmpted to burst through Gen. Gordon's lines, but
hai been seven timen repulacd with the mont terrible
canage. Tbe assault was represented to have been
mi?e on a portion of Gen. Gordon's linos lmmedintelv
in T-ont 01 fan .?Saturday'? battle. Our loss waa said t?
bo-Wi the eurt,,T'. Ul|, COmpUtod by the thousand.
I .
TkB KiRairmfsl of Ttnrsda; -The Hita,
al ion?Oar I,???o?.
JJixjRS. AitsiY or ?,g Potomac i
Ihursday, Alaren 'uj_^, m. ?
fcitwithstauding a heavy rain-storm, "Uii!n
?et ti last night and continued until late this afternoon,
tho irmy has to day advanced about two miles, ?ad the
1 i?? Corps: hn? reached the Loydt iwu plank-road, near
it* Jinctiou with the White Oaks.
Ills is the place where the Second Corps bad an
engagement with the enemy last Autum?, in which it
?nil red sererely.
Tie ground gained to day coit na bat few men, tbo
Kelela making but very slight resistance.
M Hatctur'a Kun, which is only u short distance
furter on, the enemy have strong earthworks ereoted,
def-nded with heavy guns, and here they will no doubt
ma e a stand to oppose our further advauce.
1- ?>n? this i "int the new line extend? east to the
A rast ron g Mill, the .'Second Corps holding the right of
tb lap? ??Ilion.
Ii the engagement of yesterday, tho nnmlx-r of
prUmers taken wa? 123, with eight cotntn'ssioned officers.
They belonged to Bnthrod Johnson's Division, and
we* a part of tb? force that made tho attack upon our
Urea last S.itnidaj.
Tho Itel els made a demonstration at several point* on
(bold Hm bist night, for the purpoue evidently of hs
i rtalnlng whetI er tho works were held lu force. Tfey
>l<l not gain anything, however, ?xuepltng the iniuiiua
thn that the Une was strong enough to defend it**if.
i'hU explains the firing hi ard at City point on
Vtdnesday alfM and early on Thursday morning
Nothing hot jet be. n ??reived bor? aa4o the opvr?
Itaaoaf tbe Ci.vulrv. but they will, It la not doabo-d,
lite a good account of tbemaelvi s.
I 4 battle la expected to-morrow for the pr?sf?"s?1on of
j tie Sooth Sid" lUilrnad. und Judging fr< m the conn
I lene? ?nd high spirits of the oflieer? and nun,there ?ill
? ???
At* A4rsarr of Our I.rll Wing an Thor?.
?lair- Tk? l?o? sor Fall? Barb to hi.
I.loe of Work? Across lb? Ito'dlon
Plonk-roost, nod Awoiia oo Aiiork
Diowiddir < ?uri-llaosr la? Our Pooaoe.
? too- ?or Troop? Six ni It o frota? fiar
Mootbside Itoilrond - Rocooaoiaaaarr
by JlcrritC? Cn vrtlrf la lar Dirrriion o?
ta? Haatlialar Hoilroad TkeOKsadi
I?odiog to If Voond Well ?.oorded A
Un?? Hola ?loros aa Tharoslay?Tar
It ?ad? la a Bod CoaAltloa DiBrotev
Of Op? r minx Toe .??atare of Ik? ('???.
I From Oui Ppi 1?1 FoftoiaMooiSj
GhiYmi.t bi x, li?nr--!s> Night, Marchof, IMS.
H???m nflt-r ? IfMtaf BJ diratlcb ImI night the
cicada whlek In, 1 *T?-reu#t tbe sky during the dsy be
! k?n dun-tsrgitg their aiineou? I .nl'-ii. continuing al
matt Without o>wsation utitll to-night A? I write lh?
iUi?ag??ln ?ai-kli? fn<m an unclouded ?ky. and we have
tbe agreeable a**uran?e of a Aim> duy t<>-morr?w. And
i.i ? ?en thia litdl? atiou ot fair walker lose? much of its
| u?ual ?Jgaificooio whea we rrnenitxr the unacs-ounov
M? sntii s iu ti. (.ti ni i s iLdulgcd lu by the r'.etmn!? iu this
waa made this aaoralng along our whole left nr operating
wmg. tu?. ?.?.,? jn.ug nay after indulging in sonic
?pit. ful sharpsi.f>otii,r, ,? Mg m,,n work, .,.,.?? th(.
IWiydton i'!?nkro??i. Our movement has <ir?- t?,~>.i ?^,
lions a} hla lin??, and dlecuTercd the fact that be ?i.ll
laalntain?. will? a U,M front, bl* old earthworks cover
i?.g tbe SotiCtide llailroad. Our advance was prrhnpe
most hotly bBMbM opposite Oen. Flrrey'a divimon
and noitl? ?>f tb? intersection of tho Vuugbn road with
Hatcher** Jti.u. where the enemy used oonslderuble ar?
tillery, ?h I: if us I.-it litt.e damage, however. A battery
waa like? l-e unmasked bevnnd Dabney's Mill, in front
ef Smyth s brigade of the Second Corps, and several
shot* thrown at our advane?.
wu? made to White Oak GroT? this morning by Mar
ritt's Division of Cavalry, and the enemy found tob?
guarding tlir different avenue? approaehmg the Soath
eide Kallruud.
In the skiruiUh today have been few, ?nd wilt not
probably foot up to more than 10 or W at the highest ??
ora PRISENT Ulf?
In ga?era) direction Is the ?ame aa yeatrrday. The
?hole n.??vi ?'?? i.t thus far cannot, perhaps, bo mor? com
preheiiiively explalued than by saying that our left or
movable wing baa executed what U known In military
evolutions as a n^Af ichul with the pivot of the wheel
ing line reiting near tbe Vaughn road at th? point
? 11 re it croise* Hatcher'* Run. We now h?v? postas
?ion of the Hoydton Plank-road, several mile? aorth of
Ltuwlddle Court-House, and five and a half or aix from
the Southsld? Railroad. From the point wher? ???* I ?ft
cut? th? Boydton Plonk our line ex?<??? w*t\j ?"?*
ward, almost the entire di.tanc? tbrough thick forests
of pine saplings, across Hatcher's Run to our original
line and with It for^ng au ?btuae angle. If the reader
a ill conault an ordinary war map he will And no diffi
culty In comprehending the prcieut situation of affair?
on our left. From Putereburg. running ?outhwest to
LUnwlddle Court-House, he will discover th? Boydton
I'lai* fad, and also another leading from th? first
mentioned ptoM ?outhward, gradually diverging from
th? Boydton Plnnk, cruising Hatchet'? Run torera,
miles to the eut and passing ?South of Dlnwlddle Court.
House Thi? i? known a? the Vaughn road, between
which aud Mm Itoydton Plank our now line extends four
or five mile? north of Dinwiddie Court House. The
(?nakeror ' Military road leave? tbe Boydton Plank
running dim tly ?uuth until It ?trikei the Vaughn-road'
South of and near the junction of the BoyJton and
Quaker road? the left of oar line rests.
tngetl.i-r have conaplred to render the day a? unpleasant
and disagrcoablc as it well could be, and to imitate
Mark Tapiey and be jolly under pr?tent olreomttanoe?,
would be ?un.ething very far removed from the region
ii*! P"neibil?ty. In pursuit of information the writer
viiited Mveral points ?long our llue lb!? morning, and
I* compelled to announce hi* endeavor* to rsaoh eerUtn
other point? at fiuitleat and abortive en account of the
dspthofmud. Now your horn goc* wallowing through
? miniature aea of white, tenaciou? mud, withdrawing
hla foot with aloud "cluck* only to ?Ink ki.se deep a
moment after. A gentle ' application of the whip or
?uur, Li? endeavor? to extricate hlmielf ar? crowned
with ?ucees?, and you begin to congratulate
yourielf ou fui.'.'.:, g a fitmcr footing, when
down plunge the lege of your patient .?xl..al. who
?trnggU? on only to find new ?lough? Ton tura from the
road aud ride among tb? pine? hoping to arold further
?iibMvja.Hf.aj exploration?. The ground it ?omet.
with dry pine twigs and bas a firm look, but you so?
lose all confidence in nppearance?, and, if a philosophe
resign yourself to your fate and tru?t to your Lotte f
your extrlcution. Here you come up to a gun drown 1
tea horse?, who, whipped mercilessly by their drirer
arc plunging along, now In and now out of the mud<
depth?, toward tho front, and ? abort distance behind
can ?on is seen ?ink tip to the hubs In mud, and defyir
tbe efforts of the animal? to extricate it. A little fn
ther on mid an ambulance 1? discovered in the ?ame pr
dicament. with men with their shoulder? to the wbee
?ainly endeavoring to ?bout the hone? forward.
arc now of tho gienteit Importance, and are beit
rapidly con.itri.cied by large detail? from every brigad
until our rear is tl.oioughly corduroyed an advance i
of court?, impossible.
"?he wbatheb aqajiv.
A? I close this letter tbe yAU>T of rain drop? remlm
me that the expectation, in whit h I ir,<i?iK?.i of fii
weather to-morrow ia doomed to d??.appointment. I I
dose a list of caauoJ?et tut be Firit Divition of the Fif
Corps, In the tmgagcnumt ou the left yciterday.
t. o. a.
< ??onliirs.
Tt*tH Il ri? Oen Chamberlain, Ktnt Brinde, t'.l.jhtly
jtreyei Hr>? ( l?si H U Hi? k?:?, 19? P?., let! ?rs?
L??ut VY'airp. AD?, Kin? llrl.td?, nm
( ..pi S O Il is ?ni, 185 N v. li-a
C?|st IWisUm 191 1'?. head
t pt S It'.-kley. I9H 1'? head
(' ?i t K Bob?, 56 P? ?h.lomen
Lirai J n-r.. :, ma n y, um
l.i...t vv Milter, i'J?Ps,sidn
Lteot !.. ?-.?r ! H. f.-, IM N Y, >?
Lieu? (ieorre Ctrttls, 1 Mirh le,?
Meut Jejoaa Btf?, IB l'a, rl.rat ?nd htrk
Lteot J J It??-.!' r Ah .un?'? I.riion. from, isver?
Lteot?J Rretor, IBM Y, iMan
Ltsat K F I' i-iVr 185 N Y ???oulJer
1 lent l'aller?,il. T Mlrh. htvond Cm p. killed
Pre,? II .M Dama, In Mich, ' n h il. t ?
tWgl K?.,.,? K- n, O 198 Pa. ?high
N-u( W } Je?enou U l?"i 1'?. tlihth
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Corp II Ijron 18.*, S Y. Lip Corp YV'Chieheatrr.lM N Y.hi
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1 rpl Matokrs.IISNY.tbii> Hn.iy M PMi.i... IM N Y, fo,
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1 J Ma? 11 bat B.4 NV *r hiidltmb Hein, uy. IM NY, arm
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Abart J?.:?.K IBM Y,ta?ga Wa 0 ?-aud? IB P?. wrist
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1 H ? H.T 4 Mi. f.. throat W H W ;.!.-?- 190 Pa. ankle
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I Mn-r?n IM Ps, Ur.4 N M orn,?kn. 19b P?. n.o.tb
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H W IV,ut l?5 N Y. bnort H Hi.km. Il? N Y. arm
, li Eaaosos, la? N Y . arm J h??lil?ao. ?A? N V. hand
1 N Hauprt. ins N Y. laud J I? . ?livi-y 1H6 N Y. bead
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PM lui'rr, 1MN Y, fnot N Wilbrf. ISSN i.b..l
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l) l',,nt 14 P.. ?lui M ni Kl Uy ?,. IM Pt, bind
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I M U?r- r, 198 p.. Mp J U Ke! ?y. H. 18? N Y. th
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1 I... Harkasan. n.ior? ua, Jno Pa?ot, H. ISH Pa abdomei
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mi roLtx)wiNo ta a lut op woondeo in thb
LI H W Martin, K, lai Me.John Biawn. K. ?0Mr head
fool Peter Dupery, ?, ItJ Mat?,
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baek Abner Smouie, 91 Ps. ba.-k
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Dtvld Taylor K. U Mua le} brtd
J T Dwyer. I), I28 N Y, fool YV H Coburn, E, 20 Me. hlp
S C II it.-iri P. 3. Man lef VV M Dent'J. K. l'i N Y t.?-k
Henry Pltchard, A J'IMaaiaimPred L'Imrr, K, \ii N Y. let
Pltok McDoaald, E, 2JMt, S;t l i.?t Y.tn. V. 189 N f,
hini aencjMUn ahrll
t'orpI.IK'htttiull JIMttMh'JrSrii 11 D Jm.i J] Mil*, fact
M (Jey.er. E, 148 P?, heel J Noyrt. B. 141 N Y, tun J
E T J.'im.n. U. 18? N Y J (hoiilthtr. D. 31 Mttt, btad
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trm tr.d tg H Las*???. H il Mu? lia. tas
T Cari jl, D, 01 N Y, Vj J Simth, Col 189 S 1, hcid
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Detall? ?f Friday-? Fighting.
?poelal Dltittch te Tb? 11. Y. Ttltur.?
WA'Uih ,ion. April t, 1165.
Th? following accoaat of Friday'? fighting
huJatt been received frota oneoftbe V. Y. SMCBJ
Cfire?,?-i.?,.ei.ta in lb? Army of tb? I'otomaoi
Jlvaut Army of -be I'o.omac, Friday ?.?-hi, I
al?rch31. IfJfJS, j
Thtr? vu ?evereflihtlcgto d?y ?otwithttaer?n?;
the Uliadvantageo?? clrcumttanee ?f mud lh? left of
tar Hoe we? pushed forward al daybreak thM mcmlng,
briBtm^ oa ateavr eujraacneBt in front of th? Jlth ,
Corp? and Gen. Miles'? division of tbe Second, tbe final
result of which was tbe pushing b?ct of the enemy
aeros? the White Oak Hoed, tadelt oc on pat low Dyour
In my dispatch of last night 1 placed the line of th*
Ftfth Corps across the Boydton and Quaker Koada, and
below their Jnuction. I abuuld. have located it cuttiug
tbe Boydton Plank-road perhaps a quarter of a m ile abov?
the Junction.
With the extended line we now hold west of Uatehera
Rue, it is Impossible to personally inspect every portion
of it, eren when tbe mtbomless mud interpose? no nb"
stacles to locomotion. Tbi? error, althongh an ?nia?
portant one, it is desirable to correct before ent?rine;
upon the details of to-day's operation?.
At daybreak tbis morning Griffin's Division, the left
of which rested on tbe Boydton Road, a short distance
above tbe Qnaker Road, moved by the left flank down
the Boydton Road to the Butler House, where it wa?
messed behind the command? of General? Crawford?
and A y re?, for an advance opon thoenemy, covering tbe
White Oek Rond. '
The object of the adraxce was the possession of tl.it
road, which, diverging from the Boydton Rood several
mile? north of its junction with the Quaker Road, runt
westward to the Claiborne Road, leading northwest tu
tho Soathside Railroad.
At atxrat 8 O'clock this morning;, tb? I>rvf?i?n of Gen.'
Ayre?. ?npported by those of Crawford and Orifflo. be??
gan their advance upon tl.o enemy, which was imuie*
diately resisted by the Rebel skirmishers, who wert)
slowly pushed back, however, to within e mile of tbej
White Oak road.
At this Juncture the ?uemy, gathering all his ?vuilutJ?
force, and with bis ostial yell, charged ocr advancing
columns, wbicb, wavering for ?time, finally gave way
before tbe impetuous assault, retiring slowly toward il a
Boydton Plank road, and bailing only when they ar?
rived at the brow of a hill, where, supported by Grif?
flu's Division, winch bad just reached that ]?'int, they
took shelter in the temporary breastworks constructed?
by tbem last night. Several ineffectual attempts wer?
then made by tbe enemy te dislodge them, our tiercel
musketry fire, aided by Batteries D and H of the 1st
New York Artillery meanwhile pouring death aud de?
?truction into their rank?.
The firing on either ?ide p. mi subeided into heavy
skirmishing, and the rapid interchange of solid ?l.ok
and shell lasted until 1 o'cio. k thi? ?iternoee,
our troops in the meantime retaining possession of their
original line.
At this hour the Division of Gc 11. Miles, which hr.il
bcentbrowu to tb? left of tbe Boydton plank-road to)
close tb? inten id made by tbe v. .thtLtawal 0/ Grrfto 111
tbe morning, was ordered to strike tl.e enemy in frone
of Warren on hi? left fiauk. while tbe fifth Corpa again)
assayed to obtain possession of the White Oak Road h%
advancing simultaneously. The second advance ofl
Warren was led by Gen. Chamberlain'? Bi lirado of
Griffin's Division, and that of Mile? on the right moved
in erhtUn in tbe following <>idei freni right to left. ,
Fir?t Brigade, Col. Scott of the Slat New.York com?.
mending; Irish Brigade. CoL Nugent, 6'Jth New-York?
1 Third Brigade, Gen. Medill; Fourth Brigade, Gen.'
Ramsey, At 1 o'clock, ss befor? mentioned. Warren et
Corps ogaiu moved forward upon the ?nemy, who stub?
bornly held bis ground for some time, when the r&piaf
volleys from the right, and the loud cheer that followed,
told of the successful issue of Milea's attack on thtj
Rebel flank a? be rolled up tie enemy's lino now broken,
rcuted, and foiling back inoontiueutly, followed 'or
Warren, who was soon in possession of tho covet*!
White Oak Road, which we now retain.
I rode over the battle-fields this afternoon anal
discovered on every hand traces of a sanguinary conflict.
Huge pines Were lopped off hero and there, and m
every direction the tree? were splintered and ?c?rr?di
by solid shot, ?hell, and cnlleta. The ground wae thai .
over which Mile? swept down in echelon upon the)
enemy's flau'?, and Rebel dead in all positions a'.t#su<J
the accuracy of our Are.
While all thht was going on, heavy skirmishing wat
taking place on oar line ai far a? Hatcher's Ron. Under
eovar of a ?trvsgsL.imiebuae, Turnai's Diviaioe tru?
ing tbe afternoon adianccd several hundred yarda,
?tiongry intrenching, aid with it? sharpahooteret
silenced tbe guns of several batteries in it? front. Tb?
brigade? of Gen?. DeTrobriand and McAllister of lio
Third Division of the Second Corp? were likewieej
?I heavily engaged in skirmishing during the day, and
succeeded in assuming an advanced line.
will probably reach Mate* 2.UX). of which the Fifth
Corpa is believed to fettt ?usUiued the loss of nearly
Among the dead I. Major Charla??v. Mills, Adjutant
to Cea. Humphreys, coufjandtng the Second Corpa,
who was su m k by a vowud shot and instantly killed,
L.'sr tbe Junction of the Boydton and Quaker road?. ,
Major Glenn of tbe tikjtb lv-iimylvanla has the honor
of cspluriig with his own band?, during theengage
1 ment of the Fifth Corp? to-day, ene stand of Rebel
color?, belonging to Uurral'? brigade of Piekett s di.
vision. Gen. Miles also displayed at hi? headqaarteri ?
tbis afternoon, a Kebel color taken by ?.is division.
Gen. Grant wa? on the line frequently, and during the
dir move! bis headquarters to Dauby Mills, near our
Uno of battle.
Through the courtesy of a general ?flioer I wie
enabled to peruse t Richmond Ditptek of yesterday, la
its war news column it reports the advance of Tboeaaa'a
Army at Bishal. under Langiey. II acknowledge? thai
the recent battis lu North Carolina was fought with but
one wing of Sherman's Army, and states that after the
battle our column retired to Goldsborough and John.
?ton's to Raleigh. It says nothing with reference to
Grant's last movement.
Reports, apparently well authenticated, come in that
Sheridan bas this afternoon tuet with asevere repulse 1
?nd been forced to fail back through Diewlddle Court!
House, leaving niary of bis wooeded in possession of
tbe enemy. Heavy and continuous firing has been,
heard in that direction thi? afternoon, and It Is not
impossible that tho cavalry has been engaged by tb?
I regret to report tbe wouuding ,of tbe veteras eorre?
soudent E. A. Paul, of Tht Netr- York Times, in the car.
airy engagement to day near Dinwiddl? Court House
Tbe wound, although not severe, we will Tenture lu
say. from our kuowlcdge of Mr. Paul? martial proclivi
talt, was received on th? front line of the trooper? ?a
whose achievements he tako? inch commendable pride,
? G.
b7 striker D?lai I? ef Friday's Operation*.
Special Dlsssteh to Th? N. Y. Tribune.
Washmotok, April 2, lUO.
Another Tbidcki corre?jx>ndent senda the
ARMY Corps, March 31, le?3. >
From ? ? m today until dark th? Second Division of
tbs Twenty fourth Corps wuh thi? army, were engaged
with th? enemy in front of that part of onr lines lately
held by the Second Corps. Tbe enemy in oar front was
round te be their Third Corps nnder Hill, and the
diviiion engaged, that of Hest'j
The ground held up to last evening by tbe pickets o
tbi? force was won by tb? Second Divls.oa. Twenty.
fourth Corps, which at oac? threw up a strong lin? o|
log brtast-work?.
At an sarly hour todays strong skirmish line wit
sent out. which pushed up to within a few hundred yards
of tbe Kebel batteries, and kept up such a deadly fire
?ce Elehtk Faire.

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