eyond our left by a Federal brigade did not affect us, otherwise than by the loss of some four hundred men by the two Confederate regiments that attacked it — an attack due to the fact that its existence was unknown to us, until General Early, issuing from a wood, came upon it suddenly.
The army had no ambulances, and the wagons had moved on in the morning.
We were compelled, therefore, to leave all the wounded unable to march.
At eleven o'clock at night, when all had been cared for, Dr. Cullen, General Longstreet's chief surgeon, reported that the number was about four hundred.
In the Federal reports, a victory is claimed at Williamsburg.
The proofs against that claim are: That what deserves to be called fighting, ceased two hours before dark, yet the Confederates held the field until the next morning, when they resumed their march.
That they fought only to protect their trains and artillery, and accomplished that object.
That, although they marched but twelve miles