The Richmond Daily Dispatch: June 2, 1864.
Thursday morning...June 2, 1864
From the Southside.
Comparative quiet prevails along our lines in Chesterfield county. A sharp skirmish took place on Tuesday [May 31] on the south bank of the Appomattox, in Prince George county, between a portion of General Dearing's command and a force of the enemy's "nigger" troops.
The enemy were strongly entrenched, with their right flank protected by gunboats, two of which moved up and participated in the fight.
Our casualties were four killed and nine wounded--
among the former, Lieutenant Tomlinson, of the 7th Regiment Confederate cavalry,
3rd Lieutenant John T. Tomlinson, Company H, 7th Confederate Cavalry, killed in action at Gatlin’s farm, P. Geo. Co., Va., May 31, 1864
Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations Raised Directly by the Confederate Government.