mpaign against us was practically to be one of extermination, and it was to be conducted by four separate armies and as much of the navy as could be used in the James River.
First. Grant had four corps — the 2d, 5th, 6th, and 9th — and a large force of cavalry.
His returns show 102,869 present for duty with 242 guns.
Besides, 8th, had been ordered to concentrate his cavalry, move against Stuart, and then upon our communications, and when his supplies were exhausted, to proceed to the James River, renew his supplies, and return to the army.
Burnside's corps arrived on the 9th by the Fredericksburg road and began intrenching opposite Hill, whose lines till in his state of indecision and the make believe of siege operations was going on, Halleck suggested to him the investment of Richmond on the north bank of the James.
It was seriously considered, as offering greater security to Washington, but finally rejected.
On June 5, Hunter, in the Valley, who had succeeded Milroy, def