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thus far all goes well. We bold every foot we have gained. If we succeed in \vh:it we have undertaken, it will be a very important advantage g dried. Loss not large thus fir. The fighting up to this time has been done by General Hooker's division, which has behaved as usual, that is most splendidly.

"On our right, Porter has silenced the enemy's batteries in his front.

44 G. H. Mcclej.lan,

"Major General Comffg.

44 Hon. E. M. Stanton, "Secretary of War.1'

44 Redoubt No. 3, Jmi* 25, 1862—5 p.m. 44 The affair is over, and we have gained our point fully, and with but little loss, notwithstanding the strong opposition. Our men hive doue all that could be desired. The affair was partially decided by two guns that Capt. DeRussy brought gallantly into action under very difficult circumstances. The enemy was driven from the camps in front of this place, and is now quiet.

44 Geo. B. Mcclkllan,

"Major General Comtfg." "Hon. E. M. Stanton,

"Secretary of War."

Also, on the same day, the following:

44 Headquarters, Army Of The Potomac, '-Camp Lincoln. June 25, 18(52—6. 15 p.m.

41 I have just returned from the field, and found your dispatch in regard to Jackson.

44 Several contrabands just in, give informam:ition confirming supposition, tint Jackson's advance is at or near Hanover Court House, and that Beauregard_ arrived, with strong reinforcements, in Richmond yesterday.

I incline to think, that Jackson will attack my right and rear. The rebel force is stated at (200,000) two hundred thousand, including Jackson and Beauregard. I shall have to contend against vastly superior odds if these reports be true. But this army will do all in the power of men, to hold their position and repulse any attack.

441 regret my great inferiority in numbers, but feel that I am in no way responsible for it, as F have not failed to represent, repeatedly, the necessity of reinforcements, that this was the decisive point, and that all the available means of the government, should be concentrated here. I will do all that a General can do, with the splendid army [ have the honor to command, and if it is destroyed by overwhelming numbers, can at least die with it, and share its fate.

44 But if the result of the action, which will probably occur to-morrow, or within a short time, is a disaster, the responsibility can not be thrown on my shoulders, it must rest where it belongs. Since I commenced this, I have received additional intelligence confirming the supposition in regard to Jackson's movements, and Beauregard's arrival. I shall probably be attacked to-morrow, and now go to the other i side of the Chickahominy, to arrange for the de-1

fence on that side. I feel that there is no use in my again asking for reinforcements. 44 G. B. Mcclhllan,

44Major Ueneral. 44 Edwin M. Stanton.

'"Secretary if War."

The report of the chief of the secret service corps, herewith forwarded, and dated 26th Jun«\ shows the estimated strength of the enemy, at th«* limeof ihe «*vacu ition of YorMowu. to have been h-oin 100.000 to 120.0(H). The same re|nii*f puts his numbers on the 26ih of June, at about 180.000. and the specific information obtained regarding their organization, warrants the iM'liet that this estimate does not exceed his actual strength.

It will be observed that the evidence contained in the report, shows the following organizations, viz:—two hundred regiments of infantry and cavalry, including the forces of Jack<on and Ewell, just arrived; eight battalions of independent troops; five battalions of artillery; twelve companies of infantry and independent cavalry, besides forty-six companies of artillery; amounting in all. to from forty to fifty brigades. There were, undoubtedly, many others whose designations we did not learn. The report also shows that numerous and heavy earth-works had been completed for the defence of Richmond, and that in thirty-six of these, were mounted some two hundred guns.

On the 26th, the day upon which I had decided as the time for our final advance, the enemy attacked our right in strong force, and turned my attention to the protection of our communications, and depots of supply.

The event was a bitter confirmation of the military judgment, which had been reiterated to my superiors from the inception, and through the progress of the Peninsular campaign.

I notified the Secretary of War in the following despatch:

il Headquarters, Army Of Tiie Potomac,

"Camp Lincoln, June 26, 1802—12 M. "I have just heard that our advance cavalrypickets, on the left bank of the Chickahominy, are being driven in; it is, probably, Jackson's advanced guard. If this be true, you may not hear from me for some days, as my communications will probably be cut off. The case is, perhaps, a difficult one. but I shall resort to desperate measures, and will do my best to out-manoetiver, outwit, and outfight the enemy. Ho not Iwlieve n ports of disaster, and do not be discouraged, if you learn that my communications are cut off, and even Yorktown in possession of the enemy. Hope for the best, and I will not deceive the hopes you formerly placed in me.

"G. B. Mcclellan,

"Major General. u Edwtn M. Stanton, '4 Secretary of War."

u Headquarters, Army Op The Potomac, "Camp Lincoln, June 26, 1862—2.30 p. M. '• Your ''ispafch and that of the President received. Jackson is driving in my pickets, &c.f on other side of the Chickahominy. It is impossible to tell where reinforcements ought to go, as I am yet unable to predict the result of approaching battle. It will probably be better that they should go to Fort Monroe, and thence according to state of affairs when they arrive.

4• It is net probable that I can maintain telegraphic communication more than an hour or two longer.

"G. B. Mcclkllax,

**• Major General. "hon. E. M. Staxtox, u Secretary of War."■

On the same day I received the following despatches from the Secretary of War:

"Washtxoton, June 25, 1862—11.20 p. m.

u Your telegram of (6.15) has just been received. The circumstances that have hitherto rendered it impossible for the government to send you any more reinforcements than has been done, have been sodistinctly stated to you, by the President, that it is needless lor me to repeat them.

"Every effort has been made by the President and myself to strengthen you. King's division has reached Falmouth. - •Shield's, division and Rickett's division are at Manassas. The President designs to send a part of that force to aid you as speedily as it can be done.

ik E. M. Staxtox,
u Secretary vf War.

u Major General G. B. Mcclkllax."

Wasiiixotox, June 26, 1862,-6 p. m.

u Arrangements are being made rapidly as possible to send you five thousand (5000) men as fast as they can be brought from Manassas to Alexandria, and embarked, which can be done sooner than to wait for transportation at Fredericksburg. They will be followed by more if needed. McDowell, Banks and Fremont's force will be consolidated as the army of Virginia, and will operate promptly in^your aid by land. Nothing will J>e s] ared to sustain you, and 1 have undoubting faith in your success. Keep me advised fully of your condition.

"Edwin M. Staxtox,
*' Secretary of War.

"Major General G. B Mcclkllax."

But 5000 of the reinforcements spoken of in these communications came to the army of the Potomac, and these reached us at Harrison's bar after the seven days.

In anticipation of a speedy advance on Richmond, to provide for the contingency of our communications with the depot at the White House being severed by the enemy, and at the «ame time to7 be prepared for a change of the base of our operations to James river, if circumstances should render it advisable, I had made arrangements more than a week pievious (on the 18th) to have transports with supplies of provisions and forage, under a convoy of gun-boats, sent up James river. They reached Harrison's landing in time to be available for the army on its arrival at that point. Event* Boon proved this change of base to be, thouuh most hazardous and difficult, the only prudent course.

In order to relieve the troops of the 6th corps on the 19th of June, General Reynolds and

General Seymour's brigades of General McCall's division (Pennsylvania reserves; were moved from Gaines's farm to a position on the Beaver dam creek: General Meade being held in reserve in front of Gaines' farm. One regiment and a battery were thrown forward to the heights overlooking Mechaniqsville, and a lino of pickets extended along the Chickahominy river, between the Mechanicsville and Meadow bridges.

As has already been stated, I received, while engaged on the 25th, in directing the operations of Heintzelman's corps, information which strengthened my suspicions-that^ Jackson was advancing with a large force upon our right and rear. On this day, General Casey, at the White House, w?s instructed to prepare for a vigorous resistance, and defensive works were ordered at Tunstall's station. Early on the 25Ui, General Porter was instructed to send out rcconnoitering parties towards Hanover Court House to discover the position and force'of the enemy, and to destroy the bridges on the Tolopotamy as tar as possible.

-Up to the 26th of June, the operations against Richmond had been conducted along the roads leading to it from the east and north-east. The reasons:,which compelled the choice of this line of approach and our continuance upon it have been alluded to above.

The superiority of the James river route, as a line of a!.u<-k and supply, is too obvious to needed exposition. My own opinion on that subject had been early given, and need not be repeated here. The dissipation of all hope of the co-operation by land of General McDowell's forces, deemed to be occupied in the defence of Washington, their inability to hold or defeat Jackson, disclosed an opportunity to the enemy, and a new danger to my right, and to the long line of supplies from the White House to the Chickahominy, and forced an immediate change of base across the Peninsula. To that end, from the evening of the 26th, every energy of the army was bent. Such a change of base, in the presence of a powerful enemy, is one of the most difficult undertakings in war, but I was confident in the valor and discipline of my brave army, and knew that it could bo-f trusted equally to retreat or advance, and to fight the series of battles now inevitable, whether retreating from victories, or marching through defeats; and, in short, I had no doubt whatever of its ability, even against superior numbers, to fight its way through to the James, and get a position whence a successful advanee: upon Richmond would be again possible. Their superb condu t through the next seven days justified my faith.

On the same day, (26th), General Van Vliet, chief quartermaster of the army of the Potomac, by my orders telegraphed to Colonel Ingalls, quartermaster at the White House, as follows: "Run the cars to the last moment, and load them with provisions and ammunition. Load every wagon you have with subsistence, and send them to Savage's station by way of Bottom's bridge. If you are obliged to abandon White House, burn everything that you cannot get off. You must throw ali our supplies up the James river as soon as possible, and accompany them yourself with all your force. It will be of vast importance to establish our depots on James river without delay, if we abandon White House. I will keep you ad vised oi every movement so long as the wires v>ork; aiicr that, you must exercise your own judgment.7'

All ihese commands were obeyed. So excellent were the dispositions of the different officers in command of the troops, depots and gmi-boala, and so timely the warning of the approach of the enemy, that almost everything was .saved, and but a small amount of stores destroyed, to prevent their falling into the hands of the enemy.

General Stoneman's communications with the main army being cut off, he fell upon the White House, and thence to Yorktown when the Wrhite House was evacuated.

On the 26th orders were 6ent to all the corps commanders on the right bank of the Chickahominy to be prepared to send as many troops as they could spare on the following day to the left bank of the river, as will be seen from the appended telegrams. General Franklin received instructions to hold General Slocum's division in readiness by daybreak of the 27th, and if heavy firing should at that time be heard in the direction of General Porter, to move it at once to his assistance without further orders.

At noon, on the 26th, the approach of the enemy, who had crossed above Meadow bridge, was discovered by the advanced pickets at that point, and at 12.30 p. M. they were attacked and driven in. All the pickets were now called in, and the regiment and battery at Mechanicsvilie withdrawn.

Meade's brigade was ordered up as a reserve in the rear of the line, and shortly after Martindale's and Griffin's brigades, of Morell's division, were moved forward, and deployed on the right of McCall's division, towards Shady Grove churcl to cover that flunk. Neither of these three brigades, however, were warmly engaged, though two of Griffin's regiments relieved a portion of Reynolds's line just at the close of the action.

The position- of our troops waq a strong one, extending along the left bank of Beaver Dam creek* the left resting on the Chickahominy, iWwioiiae right in thick woods.beyond the.-.upper road from MechaujLcsviHe.tQ Coal, .harbor. The ^p(}yer,pr> r,iyer;ri)afl crosseo^ the creek at Ellison's ,^^^.4jfee^m^ur^s: ;bi igade held tf,e! left of the

,$aytH in vyooits and' partly m' cleared ground, ^n.d^'eynjQJUs the(rigiit, jpriiuMfoally in the woods: Xpflfcrjng' Ijijtji uppeiM'oad.' ijT^e artillery occu-. „Pjiv4' positions' ccmniaiiding the roads and the ppen ground'^crosstHe. creek.. ( «>l;;Sim>>ejrf;lis^ :bqen.,fyllcd, rifle-pits .diig, and. •4lie position .-generally preparep! with a care that greatly eonUibufed to the,,suqcess of the; day. ?The passage* of the creek W^s digiculjt along our (Whole frdniy an4 iinpractiqaluie for artillery, >«*capt by, the two roads,; where the maiif efforts ©f: the: enemy were directed. s

At $ p. M. toe formed his line of battle, rapidly advanced ^his skirmishers, and soon attacked 'our whole line, making at tie rame .time a <!♦•termmed ari<fupf to Ihrce lie }nsa<e <»l ihej Vl\ per road, which wus succcfeslully by |

General Reynolds- After a severe struggle he was forced 10 retire, wish heavy loss.

A rapid artillery fire, with desultory skirmishing, wus maintained along the whole front, while the enemy massed his troops for another effort at the lower road, about two hours later, which was likewise repulsed by General Seymour, with heavy slaughter. The firing ceased and the enemy retired about 9 p. M., the action having lasted about six hours, with entire success to our arms. But few, if any, of Jackson's troops were engaged on this day; the portion of the enemy encountered were chiefly from the troop3 on the right bank of the river, who crossed near Meadow bridge and at Meehanicsvillc. The information iy my possession soon after the close of this action convinced me that Jackson was really approaching in large force. The position on Beaver Dam creek, although so successfully defended, had its right flank too much in the air, and was too far from the main army, to make it advisable to retain it longer. I therefore determined to send the heavy guns at Hogan's and Gaines's houses over the Chickahominy, during the night, with as many of the wagons of the 5th corps as possible, and to withdraw the corps itself to a position stretching around the bridges, where its flanks would be reasonably secure, and it would be within supporting distance of the main army. General Porter carried out my orders to that effect. It was not advisable, at that time, even had it been practicable, to withdraw the 5th corps to the righ%bank of the Chickahominy. Such a movement would have exposed the rear of the army, placed us between two fires, and enabled Jackson's fresh troops to interrupt the movement to James river, by crossing the Chickahominy in the vicinity of Jones bridge, before we could reach Malvern hill with our trains. I determined, then, to resist Jackson with the 5th corps, reinforced by all our disposable troops, in the new position, near the bridge heads, in order to cover the withdrawal of the trains and heavy guns, and to give time for the arrangements to secure the adoption of the James river as our line of supplies, in lieu of the Pamunkcy. The greater'part of the heavy guns and wagons having been removed to the right bank of the Chitfkahomfrfy, the delicate operation of withdrawing the troops from Beaver Dam .creek, wa:S commenced shorty before

daylight, and.succe's^r^lly bx'ectijietl:

. M e ade's, and Ori fii-ii'a b i'jjyadea, }Yerc the - fftst ,t».Jeave the ground • Se^o^r^hrigade covered tiie rea^iWath the horse batteries.of Captains Robertson,auolTidball; but the withdrawal tvaa go ekijl.fcjd and so gradual, anp1 the repulse of the prec«*4b»g day so complete, that, although tpe enemy followed the retreat closely, and some skirmishing occurred, he dip! not appear in front of the new line in force till about noon of the 27th, when we-were prepared to receive him.,

About this time General Porter, beleiving that,General Stoneman would be cut off from him, gent him orders to fall back on the White House, and .afterwards rejoin the army as best he could.

On the morning of the 27th of June, during fb«> withdraw;) of his hoops fiom Meehaniesville to ihoseheted position ;-In ;m!y mentioned, General Poiter telegraphed as follows:

u I hope to do without aid, though I reqir st that Fraakiin or some other command ho hoi-1 ready to reinforce me. The enemy are so close that I expect to be hard pressed in front. I hope to h;;ve a po' tion in position to cover the retreat. This is a delicate movement, hut, relying on the good qualities of tiie commanders of divisions ami brigades, I expect to get back and hold the new line."

This showa-iiow closely Porter's retreat was followed.

Notwithstanding a 11 the efforts useM during the entire night to remove the heavy guns and wagons, some of the seige guns were still in position at Gaines's house after sunrise, and were finally hauled off by hand. The new position of the 5th corps was about an arc of a circle, covering the approaches to the bridges which connected our right wing with the troops on the opposite side of the river.

Morell's division held the left of the line, in a strip of woods on the left b?ink of the Guinos's mill stream, resting its left flank on the descent to the Chickahominy, which was swept by our artillery on both sides of the river, and extending into open ground on the right, tow u<ls New Coal harbor. In this line General ]>uttorfiehr< brigade leld the extreme left, General Mjirtiudale's joined his right, and General Grifh ds still further to the right, joined the left, of Gene. ;d Sykes's division, which, partly in woods and partly in open ground, extending in rear of Coal harbor.

Each brigade had in reserve two of its own regiments; Mc all's division, having been engaged on the day before, was formed in a second line in rear of the first; Meade's brigade on the left, near the ('hickahominy; Reynolds's brigade on the right, covering the approaches from Coal harbor and Despatch station to Sumner's bridge, and Seymour's in reserve to the second line still further in rear. General P. St. (J. Cooke, with live companies of the 5th regular cavalry, two squadrons of the 1st regular cavalry, and three squadrons of the 1st Pennsylvania cavalry (lancers), were posted behind a lull in rear of the position, and.near the Chickahominy, to aid in watching the left flank and defending the slope to the river.

The troops were all in position by noon, with the artillery on the commanding ground, and in the intervals between the divisions and brigades. Besides the division batteries, there were Robertson's and Tidb.dPs horse batteries

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lines, though oei- loss wa.s \c\\ heavy. j About 7 e. M. die\ i\v, ev (Vesh troops against L'onoral Porter vviiii sdil greater fury, and ; hually gained ihe woods held by our left. This icverse, 'snded by the oei.fe,-!o»i that followed i an u'isuccessful charge b\ live companies of the |.»i!i ravalry, and followed, as it was, by more . (leteimined assaults on the remainder of our hues, now out-llauked, caused a general retreat from our position to the hill in rear, overlooking the bridgeFrench's and MeagherVs brigades now appeared, driving before them the stragglers, who were thronging towards the bridge.

These brigades advanced boldly to the front, and by their example, a* well as by the steadiness el •icii'lKMrhig, wnmimavedourown troops, and we nod. the enemy fliat reinforcement* bad arrived. It wib now du-k. The enemy, already tt•; nhed uneral limes with ferrible slaughter, i»nd hea. ing >he shouts of the fresh troo| s, failed to toll«»v. 'up their ad van'age. This gave an op; f?rr!ii.iity o Imiiv our men behind the brigades o- tteneials French and Meagher, and ihey a.nin mar* led up the hill, ready to repulse nio her a tack. During the night, our thinned i«"d ejihai^ied regiments were all withdrawn in saf* v. aid liy tie following morning, all had reached the other side of the stream. Theregnhi infnutrv f rmed the rear guard, and about (5 o'ehek. on tie morning of the 2.>'ih crossed the rher. destreying tin* bridge behind J hem. Our loss i i ilds baule, in killed, wounded and minting, was very heavy, esj ecially in vi'

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facers, many of whom were killed, wounded or taken prisoner?, while gallantly leading on their men, or rallying them to renewed exertions. It is impossible to arrive at the exact numbers ,'ost in this desperate engagement, owing to the series of 'batlies which followed each other in prick succession, and in which the whole army ,vas engaged. No general returns were made, until afier- we bad arrived at Harrison's landing, when the losses for the whole seven days were estimated together.

Although we were finally forced from our first lint?, after the enemy had been repeatedly driven back, yet the objects sought for had been attained! The enemy was held at bay, our seige guns and materiel were saved,- and the right wing had now joined the main body of the army.

The number of guns captured by the enemy at this battle was 22, three of which were lost by being run run off the bridge during the final withdrawal.

Great credit is due for the efficiency and bravery with which this arm of the service (the artillery) was fought, and it was not until the last successful charge of the enemy, that the cannoneers were driven from their pieces, or si ruck down, and the guns captured. ^ Diedrich's, Knieri'em's, and Grimmis's batteries took position, during the engagement, in the front of Genera! Smith's line, on ihe right bank of the stream, and with a battery of seige guns, served by the first Connecticut artillery, helped to drive back the enemy in front of General Porter.

So threatening were the movements of the enemy, on both batiks of the Chickahominy, that it was impossible to decide, until the afternoon, where the real attack would be made. Large force* of infantry were seen during the day, near the eld tavern, on Franklin's right, and threatening demonstrations were frequently made abmu: the entire line, on this side of the river, which rendered it necessary to hold a considerable force in position to meet them.

()e 'be 26th H circular was sent to the corps conmv aiders on the right bank of the river, askinjrVh'-n.! how many of their troops could be si ami -.u reinforce General Porter, after retaining suteenr to hold their positions for twentyfour hoe 13.

To H>q the following replies were received:

"headquarters, 3d Corps, u June 26—4 p. m. "I i'-»k I can hold the intrenchments with four ;:ovh for twenty-four hours. That

wouh tvvo brigades disposable for service

on the ide of the river, but the men are

so ti:-.- • worn out that I fear they would not

heir- •■Ji'ion to fight after making a march

of Rj:;- auee. ■**••**'*» "S. P. Hktntzelman',

*■* Briqadier (frneral. "<■■■■ -al-R. B. Marcv." *

Te;< •■-. (Vein General Hein^zelmnn on the 25t.b o ;:■'■'■i:h hud indicated that the enemy was in lav c»» in front of Generals Hooker ami

Ken.'.1'' - the Charles Ci -V read (Longstroot.

Hill''a* ri -ger . and General Ileinizolman expresHei! ''<> or in ton on the night of the 25th ■that he e uhl .not'hold his advanced position ■wit-hour re n force men ts.

General Keyes telegraphed:

"As to how many men will be able to hold this position for twenty-four hours. 1 must answer, all I have, if the enemy is as strong as ever in front, it having at all times appeared to me that our forces on this think are small enough."

On the morning of the 27th the following despatch was sent to General Sumner:

"headquarters, Army Of The Potomac,

"June 27—8.45 a. m. "General Smith just reports that k six or eight regiments have moved down to the woods in front of General Sumner.'

"K. B. Marcy,

"Chief of Staff. "General E. V. Sumner."

At 11 o'clock, A.m., General Sumner telegraphed as follows:

"The enemy threatens an attack on my right, near Smith."

At 12.30, P. M., he telegraphed:

"Sharp shelling on both sides."

At 2.45, P. M.:

"Sharp musketry firing in front of Burns. We are replying with artillery and infantry. The man on the look-out reports some troops drawn up in line of battle about opposite my right and Smith's left; the number cannot be made out."

In accordance with orders given on the night of the 26th, General Slocum's division commenced crossing the river to support General Porter, soon after daybreak on the morning of the 27th; but, as the firing in front of General Porter ceased, the movement was suspended. At 2 P. M., General Porter called for reinforcements. I ordered them at onoe, and at 3.25 p. M., sent him the following:

"Slocum is now crossing Alexander's bridge with his whole command. Enemy has commenced an infantry attack on Smith's left. I have ordered down Sumner's and Reintzelman's reserves, and you can count on the whole of Slocum's. Go on as you have begun."■

Puring the duy the following de** > w her, were received, which will show thecorubne,-i r,r flairs on the right bank of the OhickaJioiin.;i\

"JlWf :>7, IS«2. "General Smith thinks the en ^ • ;■■!<■ manning heavy columns in the clearing - te 'he right of J.'mes Garnett's house, and on tV> < :;-i side of the river opposite it. Three --■ i: ••■.i-nrs :>re reported to be moving from Sunr* ;' t; S nith's front. The arrangements are ve •• v.,,,,!—made bv Smith.

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•• Bri ■■■:■:. i-r t;> n*-rf\L "Colonel A. V, Cu./bf-n,

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