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ived the necessity of strengthening his right to avert the impending shock of battle; likewise of maintaining his extended line of works covering Petersburg and Richmond.
Not aware of the withdrawal of troops from the north side of the James, he left Longstreet's corps, 8,000 strong, to defend Richmond.
Lee had massed a great body of his troops—some 15,000—at a point in front of the corps of Warren and Humphreys, the former on the extreme right of the Confederates.
There Lee attempted (March 30) to break through the National lines, and for a moment his success seemed assured.
A part of the line was pushed back, but Griffin's division stood firm and stemmed the fierce torrent, while Ayres and Crawford reformed the broken column.
Warren soon assumed the offensive,
Evacuation of Petersburg. made a countercharge, and, by the aid of a part of Hancock's corps, drove back the Confederates.
Lee then struck another blow at a supposed weak point on the extreme left of the Nationals, he