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and rapidly brought into action, when necessary. My arrangements were accordingly made; and early dawn of twentieth June found the reserve artillery distributed thus: Major Charles Richardson, with two batteries of his battalion, those of Purcell and Milledge, on the heights near Mechanicsville Bridge. Two batteries, those of Lane, from Lieutenant Cobbett's battalion, and of Woolfolk, from Major Richardson's battalion, some distance down the Chickahominy, near Mrs. Price's house, where t large guns along the hill's summit down the stream. The route we found impracticable; and as guns of short range were unavailing, those batteries which had been under fire for several days were sent to the rear. Later in the day, however, Captain Purcell was permitted to take one of the long-range guns to the front, on theNine-mile road, in the hope of an opportunity for service there; and subsequently, Major Richardson succeeded in bringing the other by the same road with a similar hope. M