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Tavern. The enemy not making his appearance, and the object of
the reconnaissance being accomplished, we rejoined the brigade in
On the night of the 11th and morning of the 12th moved with the
brigade toward Spotsylvania, and at daylight was formed on the left
of the Sixth Corps and participated in the charge made on this day
by the Second Corps, and claim the colors of this regiment were sec-
ond to none to reach the rebel works.
On the morning of the 13th we moved up to and charged the works
captured the day 'before. On the 14th, a detail from the regiment,
in connection with details from other regiments of the First Brigade,
brought off from between the lines two cannon and caissons. On
the 15th, we moved with the division to the rear, and remained until
the night of the 20th of May. The casualties on the march to and
in front of Spotsylvania were 41 enlisted men killed, 6 commissioned
officers and 119 enlisted men wounded, and 10 enlisted men missing.
Col. John Fraser being wounded at the battle of Spotsylvania, the
command of the regiment devolvad upon Capt. J. F. McCullough.
On the morning of the 21st we marched with the brigade toward
Milford Station, on the Fredericksburg and Richmond Railroad,
passing through Bowling Green. We reached the station about 12
m., crossed the Mattapony and threw up very heavy works, and re-
mained in this position until the morning of the 23d, when we moved
with the brigade to the North Anna River, which we crossed on the
afternoon of the 24th and deployed the regiment as skirmishers,
driving the enemy's skirmishers into their line of works. The reg-
iment was relieved in the evening by the One hundred and eighty-
third Pennsylvania Volunteers, when we returned to the brigade
behind the bank of the river, where we remained until the night of
the 26th, when we recrossed the river and supported a battery the
next day until the army was well in motion. The regiment lost on
the march th the North Anna and the operations on that river 3 en-
listed men killed, 9 enlisted men wounded.
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On the 27th the regiment marched with the brigade and crossed
the Pamunkey River about noon, taking position on the left of the
Sixth Corps ; in the evening the regiment was sent to support the
cavalry at Haw's Shop ; rejoined the brigade about midnight. On
the 29th, at noon, the regiment was deployed on the left of the bri-
gade and moved in the direction of Totopotomoy Creek; were relieved
from the picket-line about 10 o'clock and rejoined the brigade in the
earth-works, where we remained until about 2 p. m. on the 31st,
when the regiment was ordered to cross Totopotomoy Creek, which
it did under a very heavy and severe fire of musketry and artillery.
Captain McCullough being killed, Capt. Samuel Campbell assumed
command of the regiment. At dark the regiment withdrew and
rejoined the brigade on June 1; supported artillery and marched that
night toward Cold Harbor, which place we reached with the bri-
gade about 9 a. m. on the 2d. At 12 m. the regiment moved with
the brigade to the left and deployed as skirmishers. Marching, the
color company in reserve, we relieved the First Pennsylvania Cav-