Bridge, on the twentieth, and made a reconnoissance from the Chimneys near Bottom's Bridge to within two miles of the James River, on the Quaker road, on the twenty-third, Gen. McClellan ordered me to make a reconnoissance of the road and country blellan, Major-General Commanding.
Letter from General Gorman.
headquarters Gorman's brigade, Fair Oaks, near Richmond, Va., June 13, 1862. His Excellency E. D. Morgan:
sir: Now that an opportunity offers, I cannot suffer it to pass withoto assist the left, the overflowed swamps of the Chickahominy holding it fast in its position.
The enemy moved from James River, near the lower suburbs of Richmond, in five divisions — say forty thousand men at least — with powerful reserves in fhich since this disgrace, has no charm for it. I am, dear sir, very truly yours, D. camp near Bottom's Bridge, before Richmond, Va., June 7, 1862.
McClellan and Casey's division.
headquarters army of the Potomac, June 5, 1862--11 P. M.