War of the Rebellion: Serial 087 Page 0852 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

Search Civil War Official Records

DUNN'S HILL, September 17, 1864.

At daylight yesterday the enemy's skirmish line west of the Jerusalem plank road was driven back upon his entrenchments along their whole extent and his location ascertained. Ninety prisoners taken in the operation. At the same hour General Hampton attacked his position, north of Norfolk railroad, near Sycamore Church. Captured about 300 prisoners, some arms, wagons, large number of horses, and 2,500 cattle. General Gregg attacked General Hampton on his return in the afternoon at Belches' Mill, on the Jerusalem plank road, but was repulsed and driven back. Everything was brought off safely. Our entire loss does not exceed 50 men.

R. E. LEE,

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, October 1, 1864.

Yesterday evening General Hetch attacked the enemy's infantry, who had broken through a portion of the line held by our artillery on the Squirrel Level road, and drove them back. General Hill reports that they were severely punished and 400 prisoners captured. General Hampton, operating on Heth's right, also drove the enemy, capturing 2 stand of colors and about 500 prisoners, including 4 colonels and 13 other officers.

R. E. LEE,

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

Chaffin's Bluff, October 7, 1864.

General Anderson to-day drove the enemy from his position near exterior line of defense at Charles City road to vicinity of Ne Market road, where he was found strongly intrenched and was not dislodged. Ten pieces of artillery, with their caissons, some horses, and prisoners were captured. Our loss said to be small; enemy's not known. The brave General Gregg of the Texan brigade, fell dead at the head of his men.

R. E. LEE,

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS,

October 8, 1864.

SIR: In my report of yesterday I was mistaken as to the number of guns captured. A later report states there were 9 guns, 10 caissons, 2 stand of colors, about 100 horses, over 100 prisoners, a large number of entrenching tools, and a quantity of forage. Please correct the error as to the number of guns.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond, Va.