ylvania Court-house, 15 miles southeast from the battle-field.
Warren and Sedgwick took the direct route by the Brock road, and Hancock and Burnside, with the trains, by a road farther east.
The march was slow, for many obstacles—such as felled trees and opposing troops—were in the way. Lee had anticipated Grant's moverent, and was pushing on by a parallel road towards the same destination.
His advance, under General Anderson, continued the march all night, and reached the vicinity of Spottsylvania.
Court-house and intrenched before Warren came up. By the evening of the 8th Lee's whole force was intrenched on a ridge around Spottsylvania Court-house, facing north and east.
The following day was spent by Grant in making dispositions for attack, and by
Scene of Sedgwick's death. Lee in strengthening his position.
There had been sharp fighting the day before (May 8) between Warren and a force of the Confederates.
Warren held his position until relief arrived from Sedgwick, w