04a Goldings Farm Hist. June 28. - HPS/JTS Campaign Peninsula
04a Goldings Farm Hist. June 28.By Andrew Wagenhoffer
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BATTLE OF GOLDING'S (or Garnett's) FARM - (JUNE 28, 1862) --- HISTORICAL DAY 4 --- Though a small skirmish was fought on Golding's Farm, the 28th would prove to be a welcome respite from the terrible fighting of the previous day. At this point in the campaign, General McClellan decided to retreat to the James River, where he would set up a new logistical base. Meanwhile, with the lower bridges over the Chickahominy River destroyed by the Federals, Robert E. Lee contemplated his pursuit options. Meanwhile, Richard Ewell's division would march down the left bank of the river to cut the Richmond and York River Railroad at Dispatch Station.