uchy should detain Blucher.
So Butler was to eliminate Beauregard while Grant struck at Lee. With forty thousand men, he was ordered to land at Bermuda Hundred, seize and hold City Point as a future army base, and advance upon Richmond by way of Petersburg, while Grant meanwhile engaged Lee farther north.
Arriving at Broadway Landing, seen in the lower picture, Butler put his army over the Appomattox on pontoons, occupied City Point, May 4th, and advanced within three miles of Petersburg, May 9th.
The city might have been easily taken by a vigorous move, but Butler delayed until Beauregard arrived with a hastily gathered army and decisively defeated the Federals at Drewry's Bluff, May 10th.
Like Grouchy, Butler failed.
The masked battery
Where Butler's troops crossed — Broadway landing on the Appomattox
General Butler after Drewry's Bluff.
Butler, after his disastrous repulse at Drewry's Bluff, threw up strong entrenchments across the neck of the bo