position of the enemy
diversion of General Longstreet
the enemy forced back South of the Chicoon as the bridge there should be uncovered, Longstreet and D. H. Hill were to cross, the former to Railroad—Jackson on the left and in advance; Longstreet nearest the river and in the rear.
Huger, Mght, so General Hill made no direct attack.
Longstreet and D. H. Hill crossed the Mechanicsville Bror intercept his retreat in that direction.
Longstreet and A. P. Hill moved nearer the Chickahominys marked the course of the retreating army.
Longstreet and Hill reached the vicinity of New Bridge e in that direction.
Under this impression, Longstreet was held back until this movement should comon's march and the obstacles he encountered, Longstreet was ordered to make a diversion in Hill's faon already described was discovered, and General Longstreet perceived that, to render the diversion that of Whiting—took position on the left of Longstreet.
At the same time, D. H. Hill formed on our