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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
ed and estopped, he was compelled to give over. Meantime, the column of Longstreet, whose line of march flanked the swamp and gave free motion, were pushing rapidly forward on the Long Bridge or New Market road, which runs at right angles to the Quaker road, on which the army and its trains were hurrying towards the James. At the very time Jackson was arrested at White Oak Swamp, Longstreet had arrived within a mile of the point of intersection of these two roads. Should he be able to seize ant point already covered, and if gained it would be at the price of a battle. The force at the point of contact was McCall's division of Pennsylvania Reserves, formed at right angles across the New Market road, in front of, and parallel to, the Quaker road. McCall's disposition was as follows: Meade's brigade on the right, Sey mour's on the left, and Simmons' (Reynolds') in reserve. Randall's (Regular) battery in front of the line on the right, Cooper's and Kern's opposite the centre, and
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 13 (search)
route then led westward by the stage-road. At a distance of four miles from Hatcher's Run, the Quaker road runs northward from the stage-road to the Boydton plankroad. Warren was directed to move uumphreys' corps on the right of Warren, and both corps pushed northward—the latter moving on the Quaker road, the former through the woods between that road and Hatcher's Run. But as Humphreys' advan progress was toilsome and through a difficult country. When Warren, on the left, moving by the Quaker road, had advanced to within about two miles of the Confederate position, the resistance, which of facts. He suggested that Warren should send troops both by the Boydton plankroad and by the Quaker road, further to the east, even if he should give up the meditated rear attack. But the distance to Dinwiddie by the Quaker road was above ten miles, and, at the advanced hour of the night at which the dispatch was received, it would have been impossible for the troops by that road to have reac