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n of the rebel army. General Grant's headquarters, near Hanovertown, south bank of the Pamunkey May 29, 7 P. M. The flankrted two good crossings a short distance above and below Hanovertown, and the orders of march were accordingly modified, and double pontoon bridges were thrown across at Hanovertown, and the Fifth, Sixth, and Second corps passed over them in the courd by our main line to day, and the right and left of the Hanovertown and Richmond road. The enemy, it seems, were fighting headquarters Army of the Potomac, in the field, near Hanovertown, Va. Tuesday, May 31. By one of those odd coincidences,due south to the Tolopotomy creek, three miles south of Hanovertown, and you will have our line of battle as it now stands. hern bank of the North Anna, passed down the Pamunkey to Hanovertown, a few miles above the Piping Tree, the point to which bdays has been the steady pressing forward of forces from Hanovertown to the westward, in a line leading to the Chickahominy a
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), General Grant's headquarters, near Hanovertown, south bank of the Pamunkey May 29, (search)
General Grant's headquarters, near Hanovertown, south bank of the Pamunkey May 29, 7 P. M. The flanking movement of the Army of the Potomac from the south bank of the North Anna to the south side of the Pamunkey, accomplished by daybreak this mories, but engineer officers accompanying General Sheridan, reported two good crossings a short distance above and below Hanovertown, and the orders of march were accordingly modified, and double pontoon bridges were thrown across at Hanovertown, and Hanovertown, and the Fifth, Sixth, and Second corps passed over them in the course of yesterday. The Ninth did not get across until early this morning. The first mentioned corps were immediately put in position as they got over on the range of hills almost east batteries were engaged. The fight occurred on the ground held by our main line to day, and the right and left of the Hanovertown and Richmond road. The enemy, it seems, were fighting to retain possession of a cross-road about half a mile beyond
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), headquarters Army of the Potomac, in the field, near Hanovertown, Va. Tuesday, May 31. (search)
headquarters Army of the Potomac, in the field, near Hanovertown, Va. Tuesday, May 31. By one of those odd coincidences, of which the history of the Virginia campaigns is so full, General Grant's headquarters are this morning at the very point whiy near Hanover Court-house, where our right now rests, almost due south to the Tolopotomy creek, three miles south of Hanovertown, and you will have our line of battle as it now stands. Five miles west of our line runs the famous stream Chickahomient an attack from General Lee, and then returning to the northern bank of the North Anna, passed down the Pamunkey to Hanovertown, a few miles above the Piping Tree, the point to which boats can come. Here he is said to have crossed the river withtation is reported at that point. The work of the past three days has been the steady pressing forward of forces from Hanovertown to the westward, in a line leading to the Chickahominy and the Virginia Central and Fredericksburg and Richmond railro