Thursday, July 21, 2011

2:30 am: BG Bonham (CS) hears Union Army forming up.

Mitchell's Ford
At Mitchell’s Ford on the Centreville Road [Old Centreville Road], Milledge Bonham was awoken by one his colonels. “Colonel Kirkland, field officer of the day for my command, a vigilant officer, came in from visiting his pickets beyond the run and informed me that he had heard the rumbling to my left front of artillery wagons.” Though Tyler wasn’t yet moving towards his objective, his men and the men of the other two divisions were making enough noise that the Confederate pickets could hear them. “I directed him to renew his efforts to ascertain its character…”

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