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oster, A. A.A. Gen., Casey's Division, Army of the Potomac. General Peck's report. Peck's headquarters, intrenched camp, near seven Pines, Va. Capt. F. A. Walker, Assist. Adjutant-General: On moving to the Seven Pines on the twenty-ninth of May, I was ordered to occupy and guard the left flank of the encampment with my command, this being regarded as the weaker part of the line. The greater part of the day was occupied in making extensive reconnoissances in the direction of White Oak swamp and the Charles City road. A strong picket line was established, from a mile to a mile and a half in advance. Enemy's pickets were found at many points. On the thirtieth, in consequence of an attack upon Gen. Casey's pickets, my brigade and two batteries were thrown out by direction of Gen. Couch upon the left of Gen. Casey's division, where they remained several hours awaiting the enemy's movement. On the thirty-first, a little after eleven A. M., heavy picket-firing was heard
passed, I felt little apprehension; beyond, the route was one of all others which I felt sure the enemy would never expect me to take. On that side of the Chickahominy infantry could not reach me before crossing, and I felt able to whip any cavalry force that could be brought against me. Once on the Charles City side, I knew you would, when aware of my position, if necessary, order a diversion in my favor on the Charles City road, to prevent a move to intercept me from the direction of White Oak Swamp. Beside this, the hope of striking a serious blow at a boastful and insolent foe, which would make him tremble in his shoes, made more agreeable the alternative I chose. In a brief and frank interview with some of my officers, I disclosed my views, but while none accorded a full assent, all assured me a hearty support in whatever I did. With an abiding trust in God, and with such guarantees of success as the two Lees and Martin and their devoted followers, this enterprise I regarded
rably south of the Williamsburgh stage-road, on the borders of White Oak swamp. The whole line was protected by strong breastworks and redout struck almost due south from the Williamsburgh road, through White Oak swamp to the Charles City road, into which it debouched about eight ith slight exception, it had the advantage of coursing through White Oak swamp, upon which we might rely in some degree for protection of ourded. Keyes's line, which was on the extreme left resting upon White Oak Swamp, was prolonged, and our artillery and transportation trains wethe woods in parallel lines on both sides of the trains, while White Oak swamp fortunately protected our flanks from cavalry. We were gettinion before sunset unless the enemy should attack. Battle at White Oak swamp. At about ten o'clock, Gen. McClellan pushed to the river, . Next day they marched again. That night they kept watch in White Oak swamp. And Monday they marched again. The fiery sun had parched th
Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862. known also as the battle of White Oak swamp and Charles City cross-roads. Report of General Hooker. headquarters Hooker's division, Third army corps, camp near Harrison's Landing, James Riyer, Va., July 15, 1862. Captain C. McKeever, Assistant Adjutant-General Third Army Corps: In obedience to instructions, my command was withdrawn from its advanced position before Richmond about sunrise, on the twenty-ninth ultimo. We retired, in condition toeport of Colonel Cowdin. headquarters First Massachusetts volunteers, July 11, 1862. William Schouler, Adjutant-General of Massachusetts: sir: I make to you the following report of the part taken in the battle of Nelson's Farm, near White Oak swamp, by the regiment under my command, Monday, June thirtieth: During the action, I was ordered to charge on the enemy in. front, at considerable distance, which I did, passing over a fence, across a field, and through the woods, the rebels f