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Sketch of Longstreet's division — Yorktown and Williamsburg. By General E. P. Alexander. At the time of McClellan's arrival at Fortress M
o'clock P. M., on the 4th, when the rear of the infantry reached Williamsburg, twelve miles distant.
Meanwhile McClellan had organized a vi ded by a strong force of cavalry and horse-artillery, marched on Williamsburg in pursuit.
The movements of the Federal cavalry were so well nfederate column just as its rear was filing into the streets of Williamsburg.
Fort Magruder, and the adjoining Confederate entrenchments wer t.
The remainder of Longstreet's division was in bivouac beyond Williamsburg; General Longstreet simply standing on the defensive to cover th sion of General D. H. Hill, which was still within five miles of Williamsburg, and which was at once turned back.
General Johnston also retur howitzers and three iron twelve-pounders, which had been sent to Williamsburg from Richmond just before the retreat, and were unprovided with