he right by a sharp encounter between an Irish brigade in the Federal service, commanded by General Meagher, and Pickett's troops.
Before noon the Federal outposts took possession without a blow of .
At this instant Richardson
This is a slight error.
The brigades were those of French and Meagher.
See General McClellan's Report, page 127: French's and Meagher's brigades now appeared, driviMeagher's brigades now appeared, driving before them the stragglers who were thronging toward the bridge.
And again: These brigades advanced boldly to the front, and by their example, as well as by the steadiness of their bearing, reanif their conduct renders it the more important that it should rest where it was merited.—Ed. and Meagher arrive on the ground with the two brigades sent by Sumner.
The second is composed exclusively o commands on the right, seeing no likelihood of any attack on that side, detaches Sickles' and Meagher's brigades successively to Couch's assistance.
During this time Whiting on the left, and Huger