w Bridge, and passing in rear of Magruder and Huger to move by the Darbytown, the next road to the right.
Ewell from Despatch Station was to rejoin Jackson.
Jackson, with the largest force, was directed to pursue by the shortest and most direct route.
He was to cross the Chickahominy over the Grapevine bridge, across which Porter had retreated, and which he had partially torn up, and to press directly upon McClellan's rear with his whole force.
This comprised his own three brigades under Winder, Ewell's three, D. H. Hill's five, Whiting's two, and Lawton's one, — in all 14 brigades, nearly 25,000 strong.
Looking back upon the course of events, it is interesting to inquire wherein lay the weakness of this order, apparently so simple and obvious in its execution.
Yet the pursuit, from this moment, was bootless and a failure.
It did capture a few guns and prisoners, but it paid for them in blood a price far beyond their value.
There were two ways in which Lee might have pursued.
gstreet'sMcLawsKershaw, Semmes, Cobb, Barksdale5
Anderson, R. H.Wilcox, Armistead, Mahone, Pryor, Featherstone, Wright4
Jones, D. R.Toombs, Drayton, Garnett, Kemper, Jenkins, Anderson, G. T.4
Walker, J. G.Walker, J. G. Ransom2
EvansEvans, Hood, Law3
Reserve ArtilleryWashington Artillery, Lee's Battalion10
Total 1st Corps5 Divisions21 Brigades, 28 Batteries, 112 Guns28
2d Corps Jackson'sEwellLawton, Trimble, Early, Hays7
Hill, A. P.Branch, Archer, Gregg, Pender, Field, Thomas7
JacksonWinder, Jones, J. K., Taliaferro, Starke6
Hill, D. H.Ripley, Garland, Rodes, Anderson, G. B. Colquitt4
Total 2d Corps4 Divisions19 Brigades, 24 Batteries, 100 Guns24
ArtilleryPendletonPendleton's Reserve, 58 Guns12
CavalryStuartHampton, Lee F., Robertson, 14 Guns3
Aggregate2 Corps, 10 Divisions43 Brigades, 284 guns, 55,000 Men67
1st CorpsKingPhelps, Doubleday, Patrick, Gibbon4
HookerRickettsDuryea, Christian, Hartsuff2
MeadeSeymour, Magilton, Gallagher4