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ominy at New bridge.
The Federal right, under Fitz John Porter, was well and strongly posted behind Beaver Daearly morning of the 27th, made the position of General Porter behind Beaver Dam untenable, and he promptly reng going on overhead.
General Lee thus describes Porter's position, at which the battle of Gaines' Mill, ore.
Under cover of night, following the 27th, General Porter made good his retreat by the bridges he had buie timely arrival of two brigades, coming up just as Porter's line was carried, covered his retreat and successarms gathered from the fields and the short line of Porter's retreat to the river.
McClellan's rear guard, y artillery and defended by a fleet of gunboats and Porter's and Keyes' corps.
In carrying out Lee's plan, in reserve.
To Magruder was assigned the attack on Porter's position—the strongest on Malvern hill—supported und of battle and moving really immediately against Porter's front, his artillery sweeping the open and the wo