I have to be frank with my readers. I am getting a little tired of writing about the Civil war and the battles Alexander Bennett was in.
But there is something deep inside that makes me to press on with that series of articles. I really don’t know why since no one of my ancestors participated in that war, unless Alexander Bennett is a very very distant cousin.
We have six more battles to go before we garrison around New York City because of the riots there in the summer of 1863.
Half a mile northwest occurred the action of Golding’s Farm at dusk on June 27, 1862, as the battle of Gaines’s Mill, on the other side of the river, was ending. The Confederates, sallying from their defenses, attacked Hancock’s brigade holding the right of the Union line south of the river. A severe fight followed that was ended by darkness.
“The Battle of Garnett’s and Golding’s Farms took place on June 27 and June 28, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, as part of the Seven Days Battles (Peninsula Campaign) of the American Civil War. While battle raged north of the Chickahominy River at Gaines’ Mill on June 27, Confederate Brig. Gen. John B. Magruder conducted a reconnaissance in force that developed into a minor attack against the Union line south of the river at Garnett’s Farm. The Confederates attacked again near Golding’s Farm on the morning of June 28 but were easily repulsed. These “fixing” actions heightened the fear in the Union high command that an all-out attack would be launched against them south of the river.” –