with orders to keep back the Federal advance until the Confederate army had made good a day's march.
This duty the division fully performed.
Hooker's division, Kearney's division, and parts of Smith's, Couch's, and Casey's divisions were in turn hurled against that line of fire, but all alike in vain.
Not one single Federal sole were about one mile in the rear of their original line of formation.
The next morning after the action Hooker's division was reported as unfit for service, and Kearney's as in need of reinforcements before it could move.
From the staggering blows dealt his best troops, McClellan was under the impression that Joseph E. Johnston'upon the right.
Stuart's horse artillery came up and unlimbered, and the guns at Fort Magruder began to play.
Hooker put in his last man and so did Longstreet.
Kearney's division came up and Hooker put that in. Longstreet received two regiments from D. H. Hill's division, and put them in. It was pandemonium broke loose.