my, and design upon Yorktown
the approach to Richmond in that direction is not so easy as conjecturprise Magruder at Yorktown, and quietly seize Richmond before any troops could be marched to oppose ons belting the country, from York River to James River, and completely stopping further invasion.
ifications on this peninsula from Yorktown to Richmond.
When the war broke out, Robert E. Lee wae seat of Minister of War, and, upon going to Richmond, was installed in that office, and fulfilled ever, which he had planned for the defence of Richmond and its vicinity, occupied much of his time, e shallow Warwick to Mulberry Point, on the James River — a distance of about nine miles. The distaowell at Fredericksburgh, in order to move on Richmond from the north; fleets of gunboats and transpng the extremities of our wings on York and James rivers, to throw strong forces on our flanks and retracing their steps up the peninsula towards Richmond, and not one brigade was unnecessarily detain