s present, but not materially engaged) of Fitz John Porter, and five brigades of A. P. Hill, assisteying.
On retiring from Beaver Dam creek General Porter, having, as he says, 30,000 men,
Battlep. 337. (Note—General Webb strangely says that Porter had less than 18,000 infantry at Gaines' Mill.ugh to appal any but the stoutest hearts.
General Porter himself has put on record testimony to the who ably sustained his part.
Meanwhile, on Porter's right stubborn work was doing.
There PorterPorter had placed Sykes' regulars, the flower of his corps, and they were commanded by a persistent fightetreams, ravines and tangled woods, revealed to Porter's trained eye that there was an ideal place fole.
The hill commanded nearly all the roads.
The hill was flanked with ravines, e divisions were, as they arrived, posted under Porter's personal direction to take full advantage ofoods.
Battles and Leaders, II, 394.
General Porter, whose activity contributed much to the su