from the right, as that was much the weakest point of the line, and the force which had crossed, and which exceeded my whole strength, was below Deep Run
, and confronting my own division.
' artillery was placed in position on the morning of the 1st as follows: four Napoleons and two rifles were placed under Major Latimer
, near the left of the line occupied by my division, behind some epaulments that had been made on that part of the line; two Parrots were placed with Graham
's guns on the hill on my right, and two Napoleons and two rifles were posted to the right of Hamilton's Crossing
, near a grove of pines, the Whitworth gun being posted on a height across the Massaponix so as to have a flank fire on the enemy if he advanced, and it was without support.
had charge of all of the artillery on this part of the line, that on Marye
's and Lee's Hills was under the immediate superintendence of General Pendleton
, and some of the batteries were so posted as to have a cross fire on the upper part of the valley of Deep Run
The enemy remained quiet on the 1st, except in demonstrating by manoeuvres of his troops, and there was no firing on that day. His line of entrenchments, covering the two bridges, had been completed, and he still displayed a heavy force of infantry, consisting of the two corps under Sedgwick
The ensuing night also passed quietly, and during it a battery of four Napoleons was sent by General Pendleton
to report to Colonel Andrews
, and was posted with the four guns near the pines on the right of the crossing.
The morning of the 2nd opened with appearances pretty much the same as they had been the day before; if anything there was more infantry in view on the north bank than had appeared the previous day. Colonel Andrews
was ordered early in the day to feel the enemy with his guns, and accordingly Latimer
opened with his two rifle guns on the enemy's position near Deep Run
, and Graham
's and Brown
's Parrots opened on the infantry