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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
e protection of the gun-boats. At about the hour when McClellan left Savage's Station, Lee put his troops in motion in pursuit. June 29, 1862. Magruder and Huger were ordered to push along the Williamsburg and Charles City roads, to strike a June 29, the fugitives on flank and rear; Longstreet and Hill to cross the Chickahominy at New Bridge, and move by flank routes so as to, intercept the retreat; and Jackson was to cross at the Grape Vine Bridge and sweep with his usual celerity down theing chief command. The divisions of Richardson and Sedgwick were formed on the right of the railway, fronting Richmond, the latter joining that of Heintzelman's left. Magruder made a furious attack on Sedgwick's right at about nine o'clock, June 29. but was easily repulsed. Supposing the Nationals to be advancing, he sent to Huger for aid. Two brigades were forwarded, but these were withdrawn when it was ascertained that the Nationals in their works were only a covering party for the retr