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of the 20th Mass., was directed to replace Col. Devens in Harrison's island with four companies ofa shore and hold the heights there to cover Col. Devens's return. Col. Devens was directed to attaCol. Devens was directed to attack the camp at daybreak, and, having routed, to pursue them as far as he deems prudent, and to destid pursuit. Having accomplished this duty, Col. Devens will return to his present position, unlessand report. In obedience to these orders Col. Devens crossed about midnight with five companies Lee; but, after again scouting, the woods, Col. Devens returned to his advanced position. About eer returned from Gen. Stone with orders for Col. Devens to remain where he was, and that he would b report the skirmish that had taken place. Col. Devens then threw out skirmishers and awaited reinto 28 officers and 625 men. About midday Col. Devens learned that the enemy were gathering on hi about four our artillery was silenced, and Col. Devens was ordered to send two of his companies to[2 more...]
redoubt. Gen. Couch's division, holding the second line, had Gen. Abercrombie's brigade on the right, along thenine-mile road, with two regiments and one battery across the railroad near Fair Oaks Station; Gen. Peck's brigade on the right and Gen. Devens's in the centre. On the approach of the enemy Gen. Casey sent forward one of Gen. Palmer's regiments to support the picket-line; but this regiment gave way without making much, if any, resistance. Heavy firing at once commenced, and the pitime in keeping the abatis clear of the enemy. But large numbers of the enemy pressing past the right of his line, he too was forced to retreat through the woods towards White Oak Swamp, and in that way gained camp under cover of night. Brig.-Gen. Devens, who had held the centre of Gen. Couch's division, had made repeated and gallant efforts to regain portions of the ground lost in front, but each time was driven back, and finally withdrew behind the rifle-pits near Seven Pines. Meantime
arell, Capt., 605. Darnestown, Va., 96, 181, 183. Davies, Maj., talk with Stanton, 150. Davis, Maj. N. H., 124. De Chartres, Duc--see Chartres. Defences of Washington, 69-70, 72-74. De Joinville, Prince-see Joinville. Dennison, Gov., 40, 46, 225, 250. De Paris, Comte-see Paris. Departments: of Potomac, 225, 238, 252 ; Maryland, 79 ; Mississippi, 225; Missouri, 202 ; Mountain, 225, 239 ; Rappahannock, 241 ; Shenandoah, 97, 241 ; Virginia, 67, 252 ; Washington, 67. Devens, Gen. C., at Ball's Bluff, 189, 190; Fair Oaks, 379, 381. Dickerson. Capt., 45. Dietrich, Capt., 419, 430. Divisions, formation of, 81. Dix, Gen. J. A., 79, 88, 146, 147, 270. D'Orleans, Capt. L. P., 123. D'Orleans, Capt. R., 123. Doubleday, Gen. A., 581, 590, 591. Douglas, Stephen A., reminiscence of, 36. Dranesville, Va., 171, 180-185, 512, 514, 515, 521, 654. Dryer, Capt., 602. Duane, Capt. J. C., 120, 124, 126; in Peninsula. 248, 339, 505. D'Utassy, Col, 142. Early, Gen.