le my column was moving for that purpose, orders were again received to follow Kearney in his flank movements towards James River, and to cross Oak swamp at Brackettillery and trains were to pass in their retrograde march to James River.
As Kearney's division was assigned the same duty, and as it was yet early in the morning,n a cleared field, occupying the position which I had supposed was assigned to Kearney, and Kearney remained near where I had left him early in the morning.
AboutKearney remained near where I had left him early in the morning.
About nine o'clock my line of battle was established — Grover on the right, Carr in the centre, and Sickles's brigade on the left.
In the mean time, directions were gicamp, and passing Sumner's front, they were by him hurriedly thrown over on to Kearney, where the fire was kept up until a late hour in the night.
During all thist long, dismal night.
I was instructed to hold my position until Sumner and Kearney had retired over the Quaker road, and soon after daylight my command was withd