oint, approached the Confederate lines across the Peninsula at Yorktown.
These were held by Gen. Magruder, whose force at the time was only about 13,000 men. They occupied a line about 12 miles in lrp-shooting.
Of course, he was still under the Pinkerton delusion as to the enemy's strength.
Magruder, who was expecting reenforcements, made the bravest possible display, exhibiting the same troop of the cautiousness of McClellan.
Johnston had already begun sending some reenforcements to Magruder, and had brought a large part of his army near Richmond.
About Apr. 15 he went to Yorktown, taso severe that he rode to the front and had both divisions to follow him.
Near Williamsburg, Magruder had, some months before, selected a line of battle across the Peninsula four or five miles long extreme right of the Federals, Gen. Hancock had discovered some vacant intrenchments — part of Magruder's old line, before mentioned.
With five regiments, parts of two brigades, and 10 guns, he occu