day for a night march to take position at Spottsylvania [Spotsylvania] C. H. with one army corps, r the intersection of the Piney Branch and Spottsylvania road with the road from Alsop's to Old Coufter midnight.
My object in moving to Spottsylvania was two-fold: first, I did not want Lee ton field.
But Lee, by accident, beat us to Spottsylvania.
Our wagon trains had been ordered easterrson — to move in the morning (the 8th) to Spottsylvania.
But the woods being still on fire, Andert.
By this accident Lee got possession of Spottsylvania.
It is impossible to say now what would hLee's troops would have to cross to get to Spottsylvania.
But Meade changed Sheridan's orders to Mties at Richmond that he had possession of Spottsylvania and was thus on my flank.
Anderson was in possession of Spottsylvania, through no foresight of Lee, however.
Early only found that he had b detained Hancock from the battle-field of Spottsylvania for that day; but he, in like manner, kept