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Chapter XX General Wilson's advance toward Hanover Court House crossing the Pamunkey engagement of Hawe's Shop fight at Matadequin Creek capture of Cold Harbor the fight to retain the place movements of General Wilson. When I rejoined the Army of the Potomac, near Chesterfield Station, the heavy battles around Spottsylvania had been fought, and the complicated manoeuvres by which the whole Union force was swung across the North Anna were in process of execution. In conjunction with these manoeuvres Wilson's division was sent to the right flank of the army, where he made a reconnoissance south of the North Anna as far as Little River, crossing the former stream near Jericho Mills. Wilson was to operate from day to day on that flank as it swung to the south, covering to New Castle ferry each advance of the infantry and the fords left behind on the march. From the 26th to the 30th these duties kept Wilson constantly occupied, and also necessitated a considerable d
Chapter XX General Wilson's advance toward Hanover Court House crossing the Pamunkey engagement of Hawe's Shop fight at Matadequin Creek capture of Cold Harbor the fight to retain th
n, and crossing to the south side of the Pamunkey at New Castle ferry, he advanced toward Hanover Court House.
Near Dr Price's house he encountered a division of the enemy's cavalry under General W. d no longer successfully contend against them, and in compliance with this order occupied Hanover Court House that same day. Resuming his march at daylight on June 1, he went ahead on the Ashland roa avalry; when the Confederates discovered this maneouvre, they retired in the direction of Hanover Court House.
Pursuit continued as far as a little stream called Crump's Creek, and here Torbert was ind my line, extending south from the river, with the Sixth Corps on the right across the Hanover Court House road at Crump's Creek, the Second Corps on the left of the Sixth, and the Fifth Corps abo