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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
roe, he felt too weak to make a stand on his proposed line, and he prepared to receive McClellan on a second line, on Warwick River. He left a small body of troops on his first line and at Ship Point, and distributed his remaining force along a frond made to halt by Magruder's fortified lines, the right near Yorktown, on the York, the left near Winn's Mill on the Warwick River. The latter stream heads within a mile of Yorktown, and, flowing Scene at Warwick Court-House. in this little sn pardoned him, and no braver soldier was found in the ranks of the patriots. He was among the first who crossed the Warwick River in this movement. with the loss of a hundred men, and was poorly compensated by inflicting upon the foe the loss of sotection batteries were established along a curved line extending from the York River on the right to the head of the Warwick River on the left, with a cord about a mile in length. He constructed 14 batteries and 3 redoubts, and fully armed them wi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
ngularly uninformed or misinformed concerning the country before him, during this campaign. He refused to receive information from the loyal negroes, preferring to take the testimony of Confederate prisoners. He officially declared that information concerning the forces and position of the enemy was vague and untrustworthy, and when he commenced his march up the Peninsula, he did not know, he says, whether so-called Mulberry Island was a real island, or which was the true course of the Warwick River across the Peninsula, or that the Confederates had fortifications along that stream. See McClellan's Report, page 74. Experts on both sides (among them several of McClellan's Generals) declared their belief that,. had the fugitives been promptly and vigorously pursued the next morning, the National army might easily have followed them right into Richmond; See Report of the Committee on the Conduct of the War, i. 20. but the Commanding General, in his report, made fifteen months after