02c. Beaver Dam Creek (4:40 p.m.) - June 26, 1862 - HPS/JTS Campaign Peninsula
02c. Beaver Dam Creek (4:40 p.m.) - June 26, 1862By Andrew Wagenhoffer
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THE BATTLE OF BEAVER DAM CREEK - (JUNE 26, 1862) --- HISTORICAL DAY 2 --- (4:40 pm) --- By late afternoon on the 26th, and with no word from Stonewall Jackson, four brigades of A.P. Hill's Light Division advanced to within half a mile of the Federal position at Beaver Dam Creek, all the while under heavy artillery fire from across the creek. Miscommunication on the Confederate side was everywhere and several uncoordinated attacks were launched, all of which were easily repulsed by well-posted Union forces. A new brigade from D.H. Hill's division under Roswell Ripley soon arrived to bolster the faltering Confederate right flank.