duty, with none of that fatalism characterizing the reckless fighting of Mohammedans, Hindoos and Japanese.
The field of this engagement is embraced between the Po
and the Ny rivers
, branches of the Mattapony
, a rolling, undulating, wellwooded country, intersected by small branches from these streams, which are sometimes low and marshy.
The map herewith presented is an enlarged one, taken from one of the War Record's office
, and shows, marked in red
, the lines of the works occupied by the troops of both armies engaged in the several battles in this neighborhood.
The positions of the armies on May 18th, 1864, were as follows:
's First Corps (Anderson
commanding), on the extreme Confederate right, composed of:
's Division, Field
's Division, Pickett
's Division (absent), with the artillery of this corps.
Not in action as far as known.
's Third Corps (Early
commanding), in centre on left of Anderson
, composed of:
's Division, Heth
's Division, Wilcox
's Division, with the artillery of this corps.
Infantry not in action, but Third Corps guns replying to Warren
's Second Corps, next on the extreme Confederate left, composed of:
) Division, perhaps slightly; Johnson
's Division, partly in action; Rodes
' Division (possibly), slightly, with the artillery of this corps.
Firing in a desultory manner from the works, with infantry, but with 29 guns vigorously in action also firing from works, and as follows;