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rong batteries which the Confederates had erected at Yorktown and Gloucester. But he had hardly landed upon the Peninsula when he was doomemy a suitable force to attack the water-batteries at Yorktown and Gloucester. This was contrary to what General McClellan had been led to expn the left bank of the York, or on the Severn, so as to move upon Gloucester and West Point, in order to take in reverse whatever force the enwo-thirds of the guns of the water-batteries, and all the guns of Gloucester, bore on our right batteries, though under disadvantageous circumoyed for some days. It was General McClellan's purpose to act on Gloucester by disembarking this division on the north bank of the York Rivertable force to attack the enemy's water-batteries at Yorktown and Gloucester; and this delayed the army before the lines of Yorktown, and gavesease, and garrisons had been left at Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Gloucester, so that now he could not confidently rely upon more than eighty