Headquarters, Near Petersburg

July 30, 1864

6.30 p.m.

[Telegram]

 

Genl  A. P. Hill reports that General Mahone in retaking the salient possessed by the enemy this morning recovered the four (4) guns with which it was armed, captured twelve (12) stand of colors, seventy-four (74) officers, including Brig Genl [Joseph J.] Bartlett & staff, & eight hundred & fifty-five (855) enlisted men. Upwards of five hundred (500) of the enemy‚Äôs dead are lying unburied in the trenches. His loss slight.

 

R. E. Lee

 

Source: The Wartime Papers of R. E. Lee, edited by Clifford Dowdey and Louis Manarin, p. 827.

 

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 July 25