ed from Washington.
His force must have been 100,000 strong, for 58,000 preceded him to Fortress Monroe, and as many more soon followed.
When he was ready to open fire, May 4, it was found Magruder had retired.
The division commanded by Gen. Wm. B. Franklin, during the brief period after our arrival at Ship Point, had not moved out to take position in the line of the besieging force.
Our battery had been occupied much as an artillery company in camp is wont to be: there were battery drillslating the withdrawal of that army to augment the already large force which, drawn from the seaboard and elsewhere in Virginia, he concentrated, with Johnson's army for a nucleus, in front of Richmond.
Sixth Army Corps.
Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin, Commanding.
In the Peninsula Campaign, 1862.
Maj. Gen. H. W. Slocum, Commanding.
First Brigade.—Col. A. T. A. Torbert, 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th New Jersey Volunteers.
Second Brigade.—Col. J. J. Bartlett, 16