s distance from his right, north of the Chickahominy.
The morning of the 30th, armed reconnoissances were made under General D. H. Hill's direction — on the Charles City road by Brigadier-General Rodes, and on the Williamsburg road by Brigadier-General Garland.
The latter found Federal outposts five miles from Richmond — or tw as second, across the road at right angles, and to advance in that order to attack the enemy; while Huger's division should march by the right flank along the Charles City road, to fall upon the enemy's flank when our troops were engaged with him in front.
Federal earth-works and abatis that might be found were to be turned, G. ng toward the Federals.
Longstreet's and Huger's divisions, coming up, were formed between Hill's line and Fair Oaks.
For some cause the disposition on the Charles City road was modified.
Two of General Huger's brigades were ordered to advance along that road, with three of Longstreet's under Brigadier-General Wilcox.