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hapter 22: waiting for the ordeal by combat.
The North Prepares a New on to Richmond.
Joe Johnston's strategy
from Manassas to Richmond
Magruder's lively tactics
the defenders come
scenes o destroy large quantities of commissary stores, for which there was no transportation.
But, Joe Johnston held the movement to be necessary; and, by this time the South had learned to accept that whaes left a spoil; hearing only the gloomiest echoes from the Peninsular advance and ignorant of Johnston's plans-or even of his whereabouts — it was but natural that a gloomy sense of insecurity shoulever felt!
Then came the calm; when the last straggler had marched through to the front and Johnston's junction with Magruder was accomplished.
The rosy clouds faded into gray again; and, though have little rest.
McClellan advanced to the Chickahominy and strongly fortified his position.
Johnston fronted him; and though too weak to attack at this moment, it became apparent that the first mo