lead-pencil, which appears to have been a private memorandum of the programme that Dahlgren had made to enable him to keep his work clearly in mind:
Saturday, leave camp at dark--six P. M.; cross Ely's Ford at ten P. M.; twenty miles, cross North-Anna at four A. M. Sunday, feed and water one hour; three miles, Frederickshall Station, six A. M.; destroy artillery eight A. M., twenty miles; near James River, two P. M. Sunday, feed and water one hour and a half.
Thirty miles to Richmond.
Ma squadron to cut the railroad bridge at Falling Creek, and join at Richmond--eighty-three miles--General Kilpatrick cross at one A. M., Sunday--ten miles--pass river five A. M.--resistance; Childsburgh, fourteen miles, eight A. M. Resistance at North-Anna, three miles--railroad-bridge at South-Anna, twenty-six miles, two P. M.; destroy bridges, pass South-Anna, and feed until after dark, then signal each other.
After dark move down to Richmond and be in front of the city at daybreak.