drawn, or the attack continued?
All voted in favor of the former except McLaws.
In a letter, since written, he has said,--I alone urged that you be reinforced and the attack continued, and the question was reconsidered, and I was sent to learn your views.
Before General McLaws found me, I wrote General Smith,--
Can you reinforce me The entire enemy seems to be opposed to me. We cannot hold out unless we get help.
If we can fight together, we can finish the work to-day, and Mac's time will be up. If I cannot get help, I fear that I must fall back.
General McLaws reported of his ride to my lines,--I went and found you with J. E. B. Stuart.
You were in favor of resuming the assault, and wanted five thousand men.
Letter from General McLaws.
Nothing was sent in reply to McLaws's report, but we soon learned that the left wing of the army was quiet and serene in defensive positions about the New Bridge fork of the Nine Miles road.
At the first quiet of our ba