Petersburg, June 19, 1864

Hon. Secretary of War:

A dispatch just received from New London states that an assault was made on our lines at Lynchburg last night and repulsed by troops that had arrived. When rest of our force came up, preparations were made to attack this morning, but enemy retreated in confusion. Our troops in pursuit.

R E Lee,


Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Vol. 37, Part 1, p. 766

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 September 19