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ybreak of the 5th the retreat was continued from Williamsburg towards Richmond, through deep mud, and in a heavy rain. Whilst in bivouac opposite West Point, General Whiting informed me that a large body of the enemy had disembarked at Eltham's Landing; that our cavalry was on picket upon the high ground overlooking the valley of B. Hood, supported on the right by the Hampton Legion and the Nineteenth Georgia Regiment, of Colonel Hampton's brigade, were selected, and ordered forward by General Whiting, to drive the enemy from the woods then occupied in front of their landing. Late in the day the Tennessee brigade, commanded by Brigadier General Anderson, wand Hill assembled on the right, lower down on the Chickahominy; they attacked and were driving the enemy handsomely, when about 3 p. m. General Smith ordered General Whiting to advance through the swamp. The object was to assault, on his right flank, the enemy engaged against Longstreet. Law's brigade came in contact with the Fe
l from the proximity of the enemy. His first move was to send General Whiting's Division to Staunton, as a ruse, to join General Jackson; toened to have been made cognizant of the foregoing plan through General Whiting, just prior to or during the march to Staunton. I mention theDivision bore off in the direction of our left during the day, and Whiting's to the right. The latter received instructions, in the afternooregiment I had organized and commanded in the Confederate Army. Major Whiting, who was captain of my company on the frontier of Texas, commans Army, visited the Capital, and, at the Libby prison, called upon Whiting and Chambliss, with whom we renewed the cordial relations we had eh artillery which was supported by McClellan's entire Army. General Whiting's Division, in this meadow, constituted the left of the Confed a favorable character, and General Hampton and I requested of General Whiting permission to turn and assail this exposed flank. Our applica