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Page 10 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

loss in the cavalry engagement was 350 killed and wounded, of whom but 44 are ascertained to have been killed. Having driven the enemy, most of their killed and many of their wounded fell to our hands.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff.

TWO MILES SOUTHWEST OF HAW'S SHOP,

May 30, 1864 - 4 p. m. (Received 10.45 a. m., 31st.)

There seems to be some prospect of Lee making a stand north of the Chickahominy, his right near Shady Grove. I have heard nothing yet of Smith's troops reaching White House. If I can get up to attack will not wait his arrival. I wish you would send all the pontoon bridging you can to City Point to have it ready n case it is wanted.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.

HAW'S SHOP, VA., May 31, 1864 - 6 a. m.

(Received 8 p. m.)

The enemy came out on our left last evening and attacked. They were easily repulsed and with very considerable slaughter. To relieve General Warren, who was on he left, speedily, General Meade ordered an attack by the balance of our line. General Hancock was the only one who received the order in time to make the attack before dark. He drove the enemy from his entrenched skirmish line and still holds it. I have no report of our losses, but suppose them to be light.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

Major-General HALLECK,

Chief of Staff.

BETHESDA CHURCH, VA., June 2, 1864 - 7 a.m .

(Received 8.30 p. m.)

Yesterday afternoon an attack was ordered to be made on our left at Cold Harbor by the Sixth Corps and the troops under W. F. Smith, Warren, burnside, and Hancock being held in readiness to advance in their respective fronts. The attack was made with spirit about 5 p. m., continuing until after dark, resulting in our carrying the enemy's works on the right of the Sixth Corps, where we still hold them, and also the first line in front of Smith. The latter, however, is commanded by another line in rear, which made those carried untenable. The enemy made repeated assaults on each of the corps not engaged in the main assault, but were repulsed with


Page 10 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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