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orces would admit.
General Fitz-John Porter's corps, consisting of Morell's division of volunteers, and Sykes's regulars, some five thousand strong, increased by Duryea's Zouaves, was posted near New-Bridge, within supporting distance.
Gen. Stoneman had also been sent to Old Church with a regiment of cavalry and two of infantry gade, resting in the woods and near the swamps of the Chickahominy.
Morell was on his right, in the centre, and Gen. Sykes, commanding five thousand regulars and Duryea's Zouaves, held the extreme right — the line occupying crests of hills near the New-Kent road, some distance east by south of Gaines's Mills.
A portion of the po the entire force that day was admirable.
The regulars, who had previously complained of restraint, had full scope, and they reestablished their ancient fame.
Duryea's Zouaves, clad in crimson breeches and red skull-caps, emulated their regular comrades, winning the admiration of the army.
But they suffered terribly, their co