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[132] night of the 30th, there came a storm of unwonted violence; and this circumstance, while it would embarrass the execution of Johnston's proposed plan, at the same time gave that general the hope of making the operation still more complete from the situation in which it would place his opponent.

The reconnoissances of the Confederates had disclosed the fact that Casey's division of Keyes' corps held an advanced

Sketch of the field of Fair Oaks.

position on the Williamsburg road, three-quarters of a mile beyond the point known as Seven Pines and about six miles from Richmond. Couch's division of the same corps was stationed at Seven Pines, on both sides of the Williamsburg road and along theNine-mile road, his right resting at Fair Oaks Station, on the Richmond and York River Railroad. Of the two divisions of Heintzelman's corps, that of Kearney was on the Williamsburg road and the railroad, three-quarters of a mile in advance of Savage Station; and that

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