e to assault.
It had not been intended to attack it with infantry, but to threaten it with artillery, while Jackson passed to the rear and cut off the enemy's retreat.
Already Jackson, in spite of his slow march and the time wasted at Totopotomoy Creek, was within three miles of the enemy's line of retreat and with no force opposing him but a few cavalry.
But here he stopped his march, which had only been about 13 miles that day, and went into bivouac, regardless of the roar, not only of appears in the official reports, as well as in the time consumed before they were able to make their power felt in the battle.
This required from one to two hours.
Winder, commanding Jackson's division, reports: —
Left bivouac near Totopotomoy Creek at about 5 A. M., being in the rear of the column, except one brigade.
The march was slow and tedious [about seven miles during the whole day]. Firing was heard on the right.
Between 4 and 5 P. M. I received orders from Gen. Ewell to move