ssible to the enemy's works; Brooks' division to follow Hinks, and take position on his right; Martindale's division, on the extreme right, to proceed, by the river-road, and strike the City Point Rai tirailleurs was advanced from the divisions of Hinks, on the left, Brooks in the centre, and Martindale on the right (the rest of whose command awaited in line of battle to follow up any success), acanister, had been kept in waiting for the expected column of assault.
Hinks on the left, and Martindale on the right, followed up the success, the colored troops carrying four of the redoubts with ts of the Sixth Corps, and crossed the Appomattox to rejoin Butler's force at Bermuda Hundred.
Martindale's division of his command, however, could not be withdrawn to advantage, and so continued to hoss of life.
About noon an unsuccessful assault was made by Gibbon's division, Second Corps.
Martindale's advance was successful in occupying the enemy's skirmish line and making some prisoners.