along a line of considerable length, so as to be able to support the former or to assist Longstreet, as circumstances might require.
Ewell's division was at Buckner's Neck, in the vicinity of the Rappahannock; that of A. P. Hill on his left, at Yerby's plantation, near the Massaponax, and Taliaferro in the rear, at Guiney's Station, on the Richmond Railroad.
This station had become the principal depot and centre of supplies for the army.
At last everything was ready to resist Burnside if held have been more equal, but the knowledge of the roads which traversed it was a great advantage to its defenders.
This long line was entirely occupied by Longstreet's corps; Hood, from the elevation on the right, communicated with A. P. Hill at Yerby; Pickett and Ransom occupied the middle range; McLaws and Anderson were encamped in the rear of Marye's Hill and Cemetery Hill, ready to occupy the redoubts planted on the heights with all their artillery; the first named had a brigade in Frederi