Very pleasant weather. We started at 8 o'clock this morning and moved forward twelve miles. There was some skirmishing in front, and our forces routed the enemy from some strong positions.1
1 When the Confederates had good positions, they were unable to make a strong stand and retain them. For although they could delay our army for a time at the main crossings of rivers, there was always another part of our army reaching the same river by some byroad, which after crossing would flank them, or coming up in the rear would drive them out of their defense – A. G. D.