m New Castle on the Pamunkey, crossed that river on pontoons, moved rapidly via Aylett's, Polecat Station, Chiles-burg, New Market, Mt. Pleasant, Young's Bridge, crossed the South Anna at Becker's Store, and bivouacked on the evening of the 10th at Brning the James had been crossed at Deep Bottom, and some infantry at the bridge driven away.
The cavalry moved toward New Market and Charles City; Torbert's division, headed by the 2d United States Cavalry, driving in the enemy's pickets on the NewNew Market road.
The Second Corps reconnoitered the enemy's works in the direction of Chaffin's Bluff.
This combined advance developed a large force of the enemy's infantry in Sheridan's front, which extended.
from New Market to Malvern Hill — Gregg New Market to Malvern Hill — Gregg being on the right of the line with Kautz's brigade in his rear.
The cavalry line had hardly been formed when the enemy advanced to the attack and pressed our skirmish-line back over the crest of the ridge, along which the dismounted men lay. Lieute