cavalry, under the hills in the valley of the Chickahominy — there, with the aid of artillery, to guard our left flank.
He was especially enjoined to intercept, gather, and hold all stragglers, and under no circumstances to leave the valley for the purpose of
Map of the battle-field of Gaines's Mill, showing approximately the positions of infantry and artillery engaged.
(the topography from the official map.)
Confederate brigades: A, A, Anderson (R. H.); B, Wilcox; C, Featherston; D, Pryor; E, Pickett; Z, Kemper; F, G, H, J, L, Y, line of A. P. Hill's six brigades at the opening of the battle, as follows: Archer, Field, Anderson (J. R.), Branch, Gregg, Pender; I, K, Hood and Law (Whiting's division of Jackson's corps), replacing Archer, Field, Anderson; M, N, 0, P, Jackson's old division, as follows: Fulkerson (3d Va.), Cunningham (2d Va.), Lawton, and Winder; Q, R, S, Seymour, Trimble, and Elzey; T, U, V, W, X, line at first: Ripley, Colquitt, Rodes, Anderson (G. B.), Garland
lor; 13, Burns; 11, 14, Dana; 15,15, Sully; 16, 16, Caldwell; 17, French; 18, Meagher; 19, Na glee (of Keyes's corps); 20, Davidson; 21, Brooks; 22, Hancock.
Randol's battery was on the right of the road, Kerns's and Cooper's on the left, and Diederichs's and Knieriem's yet farther to the left.
Thompson's battery of Kearny's division was with General Robinson's brigade (7).
Confederate brigades: a, Kemper; b, Pickett (Hunton); c, R. II.
Anderson (Jenkins); d, Wilcox; e, Featherston; f, Pryor; g, Branch; h, Archer; i, Field; j, J. R. Anderson; k, Pender; l, Gregg; m, n, o, p, Armistead, Wright, Mahone, and Ransom.
Of the Confederate batteries, Rogers's, Dearing's, the Thomas artillery, Pegram's, Davidson's, and others were engaged.
The action at White Oak Bridge, about 11 A. M., and that between Huger and Slocum to the left, beginning about 3 P. M., were of artillery only, and were successful from tile Union point of view, in that they prevented the Confederate forces at thes
Brig.-Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox: 8th Ala., Maj. H. A. Herhert; 9th Ala., Maj. J. H. J. Williams; 10th Ala., Maj. John H. Caldwell: 11th Ala., Capt. J. C. C. Sanders; Va. Battery (Thomas Art'y), Capt. Edwin J. Anderson.
Brigade loss: k, 9; w, 61=70. Pryor's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Roger A. Pryor: 14th Ala.,-----; 5th Fla.,-----; 8th Fla.,-----; 3d Va.,-----. Brigade loss: k, 15; w, 76; m, 4 = 95. Featherston's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Winfield S. Featherston, Col. Carnot Posey: 12th Miss.,-----; 16th Miss.Brig.-Gen. Roger A. Pryor: 14th Ala.,-----; 5th Fla.,-----; 8th Fla.,-----; 3d Va.,-----. Brigade loss: k, 15; w, 76; m, 4 = 95. Featherston's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Winfield S. Featherston, Col. Carnot Posey: 12th Miss.,-----; 16th Miss., Col. Carnot Posey; 19th Miss.,-----; 2d Miss. Battalion,-----; Va. Battery (Dixie Art'y), Capt. W. H. Chapman.
Brigade loss: k, 26 ; w, 142 = 168.
Hood's division, Brig.-Gen. John B. Hood.
Hood's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John B. Hood: 18th Ga., Col. William T. Wofford; Hampton (S. C.) Legion, Lieut.-Col. M. W. Gary; 1st Tex., Lieut.-Col. P. A. Work; 4th Tex., Lieut.-Col. B. F. Carter; 5th Tex., Col. J. B. Rohertson(w), Capt. K. Bryan(w), Capt. I. N. M. Turner.
Brigade loss: k, 75; w, 550;