army were busy in gathering in the spoils.
Great stores of fixed ammunition were saved, while more were destroyed.
In our march from Savage's Station my division picked up a thousand prisoners, stragglers from the retreating army, and gathered a large number of abandoned rifles.
I detached two regiments (the Fourth and Fifth North
Union field-hospital at Savage's Station, after the battle of Gaines's Mill.
From a photograph taken before the Army withdrew, early on the morning of June 30th.
Carolina) to take the prisoners and arms to Richmond.
We reached White Oak Swamp about noon, and there found another hospital camp, with about five hundred sick in it. Truly, the Chickahominy swamps were fatal to the Federal forces.
A high bluff was on our side of the little stream called White Oak, and a large uncultivated field on the other side.
In this field could be seen a battery of artillery, supported by a brigade of infantry — artillerists and infantry lying down and appar