seize and hold the bridge at the Totopotomoy.
The enemy, anticipating us, had torn up the bridge, and held the opposite bank, and obstructed the road, without, however, making any determined stand.
Capt. W. W. Blackford, Corps of Engineers, assigned to duty with my command, set about repairing the bridge, and in a half-hour, with the details furnished him, the bridge was ready.
Passing Pole Green Church, Gen. Jackson's march led directly toward the crossing of Beaver Dam Creek opposite Richardson's. Reaching that point he bivouacked for the night.
Gen. Trimble, in his official report, writes: —
On the 26th we moved, with the army, from Ashland in a southerly direction, passing to the east of Mechanicsville in the afternoon, and at 4 P. M. distinctly heard the volleys of artillery and musketry in the engagement of Gen. Hill with the enemy.
Before sundown the firing was not more than two miles distant, and, in my opinion, we should have marched to the support of Gen. Hill th
, J. K., Taliaferro, Starke6
Hill, D. H.Ripley, Garland, Rodes, Anderson, G. B. Colquitt4
Total 2d Corps4 Divisions19 Brigades, 24 Batteries, 100 Guns24
ArtilleryPendletonPendleton's Reserve, 58 Guns12
CavalryStuartHampton, Lee F., Robertson, 14 Guns3
Aggregate2 Corps, 10 Divisions43 Brigades, 284 guns, 55,000 Men67
1st CorpsKingPhelps, Doubleday, Patrick, Gibbon4
HookerRickettsDuryea, Christian, Hartsuff2
MeadeSeymour, Magilton, Gallagher4
2d CorpsRichardsonCaldwell, Meagher, Brooke2
SumnerSedgwickGorman, Howard, Dana2
FrenchKimball, Morris, Weber3
5th CorpsMorellBarnes, Griffin, Stockton3
PorterSykesBuchanan, Lovell, Warren3
HumphreysHumphreys, Tyler, Allabach2
6th CorpsSlocumTorbert, Bartlett, Newton4
FranklinSmith, W. F.Hancock, Brooks, Irwin3
CouchDevens, Howe, Cochrane4
9th CorpsWillcox, O. B.Christ, Welsh2
12 CorpsWilliamsCrawford, Gordon3