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Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. Naval attack on Drewry's Bluff, 402. the Army of the Potomac on the Chickahominy, 403. skirmish at Ellison's Mill an inspiriting order, 404. inactivity of the Army of the Potomac, 4
h no serious impediment until it confronted ,a formidable battery on a bank nearly two hundred feet in height, called Drewry's Bluff, at a narrow place in the river, about eight miles from Richmond.
Below this battery were two separate barriers, for nkey, and approach Richmond from the north.
It was eleven days before that dispatch was sent that Rodgers went up to Drewry's Bluff; and General Barnard, the Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac, says that the decision to make the depot of supp eadquarters near Cool Arbor.
On the following morning
May 30, 1866. we crossed the James River and drove down to Drewry's Bluff.
That day's experience will be considered hereafter, when we .come to the record of events on the south side of the
Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. Naval attack on Drewry's Bluff, 402. the Army of the Potomac on the Chickahominy, 403. skirmish at Ellison's Mill an inspiriting order, 404. inactivity of the Army of the Potomac, 405. skirmishes near Hanover Court House, 406. McClellan calls for re-enforcements raids on railways, 407. the Confederates prepare to attack the Nationals General Casey's position, 408. battle of the seven Pines, 409. battle near Fair Oaks Station, 410. Sumner crosses the Chickahominy, 411. Second battle of Fair Oaks Station the Confederate Commander-in chief wounded, 412. Hooker looks into Richmond and is called back, 413.--Stonewall Jackson joins the Confederate Army near Richmond General Robert E. Lee in command, 414. public expectation disappointed hopes excited, 415. bold raid of General J. E. B. Stuart, 416. Richmond quietly besieged, 417. Lee preparing to strike McClellan, 418. battle at Mechanicsville, 419. the