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irected Butler to push W. F. Smith's corps, just arrived from the Chickahominy by steamboat via White House, against Petersburg as quickly as possible; it being known that A. P. Hill, with the van of Lee's army, was already on the south front of Richmond. Smith moved out accordingly, crossing the Appomattox by a pontoon-bridge at Point of Rocks, and following Gillmore's route southward to Petersburg; confronting, before noon, June 15. the north-east defenses, 2 1/2 miles from the river. Hincks's black brigade was sent up directly, taking a line of rifle-pits and two guns. But there — though moments were inestimable — Smith paused Grant, in his final, comprehensive report, says: Smith, for some reason that I have never been able to satisfactorily understand, did not get ready to assault the enemy's main lines until near sundown. As more than a year had intervened when this report was written, it is not probable that Gen. Grant's satisfaction on this point will ever be p