At sunrise we move down the Darbytown
road with Field
The former encounters Kautz
's cavalry in the exterior trenches.
's and Bratton
's brigades and Gary
and Law on the Charles City
road, the cavalry is drawn off, leaving us nine pieces of artillery, ten caissons and prisoners.
's division is then thrown to the left, on the outside of the exterior line, and Hoke
on the inside of it. After crossing a thick abatis and an almost impenetrable swamp, the enemy is found in position near the New Market
Field at once attacks him, and Major Johnson
has a spirited artillery combat.
Field's attack fails.
cannot get at the enemy out of his trenches and does not move.
In the afternoon the troops are posted behind Cornelius creek General Gregg