neral Holmes, commanding a division of 6,000 effective men, occupied a position on the River road on our extreme right.
The day before, he had a slight engagement with Warren's Brigade, and suffered the loss of two killed and forty wounded, and his request for re-enforcements turned Magruder from his direct march to Frazier's Farm, and thus prevented a complete success on that field.
In his report he says: I moved my division to a point on the River road half a mile below the upper gate of Curl's Neck and there remained during the night, in line of battle, but I deemed it out of the question to attack the strong position of Malvern Hill from that side with my inadequate force.
In his official report of the battle, Longstreet said: A little after 3 P. M. I understood that we would not be able to attack the enemy that day, inasmuch as his position was too strong to admit of it.
Writing long years afterwards in the Century ,Magazine, he says: As our guns in front did not engage, th