H. Position which Union forces retired to and intrenched.
I. Heights at Fredericksburg carried by 6th corps, May 3.
J. Advanced position attained by 6th corps.
K. Interior line intrenched previous to retiring of Union forces acroswas judged, for the defense of so extended a front.
This order would seem to hare been unfortunate.
Sunday, May 3. Sickles commenced the movement — Birney in the rear — and was of course closely followed by the enemy, whose infantrly to our lines
May 47 at Gloucester Point, on York river. Lt.-Col. B. F. Davis, 12th Illinois, had meantime passed
May 3. down the South Anna to Ashland, where he tore up some rails and captured a train of sick, whom he paroled, and crossed t gunboats: 6 guns and 200 prisoners being the net profit.
Still,the siege was prosecuted, with no decided success, until May 3d; when Longstreet gave it up and drew off-doubtless under orders given by Lee when he seemed most in need of help on the R