had been such a protection to James River — as well as the moral effect of a retreat which allowed a vast hostile army to knock at the very gates of Richmond, were undesirable.
McClellan, with his five corps under Sumner, Franklin, Porter, Heintzelman, and Keyes, slowly followed the Confederate army as it fell back on Richmond.
As he arrived in its immediate vicinity he began to deploy his legions, taking care to extend well his right so that it might reach out for McDowell's junction.
Th position to throw shot within the walls of the city.
On May 23d the Fourth Corps, under Keyes, crossed the Chickahominy at Bottom's Bridge and took position at a place called Seven Pines, some five miles from the city; the Third Corps, under Heintzelman, followed.
The Chickahominy now divided McClellan's army into two parts.
Two of his corps were on the south, and three-Sumner's, Franklin's, and Porter's — on the north side, McClellan's headquarters being at Gaines Mill.
The Chickahominy R
Hanover Court House, 153, 158, 305.
Hardee, General, James, mentioned, 269.
Hardee, General William J., 54, 58, 59, 369.
Harold at Hastings, 278.
Harper's Ferry, 74, 75, 76, 103, 202, 203, 220, 303.
Harrison, Benjamin, the signer, 10.
Harrison's Landing, Va., 170.
Harvie's, Lewis, statement, 383.
Haskell, Lieutenant-Colonel, John, 358.
Hatcher's Run, Va., 376.
Havelock, Sir, Henry, 422.
Havens, Benny, of West Point, 222.
Haxall's plantation, Va., 170.
Heintzelman, General, mentioned, 140, 145, 186.
Henry, Patrick, 10.
Heth's division, 270.
Hickory Hill, Va., 305.
Hill, General Ambrose P., notice of, 47; mentioned, 104, 253, 260; killed, 378; described, 378.
Hill, Benjamin, tribute to Lee, 418.
Hill, General D. H., notice of, 47; mentioned, 140, 148, 172, 203, 205, 208.
Hilton Head, 130.
Hoke's brigade, 339.
Holmes, General, 101, 133, 135, 160.
Hood, General John B., 54, 203; at Gettysburg, 279, 280.
Hooker, General, Joseph, n