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airy, drove the enemy's skirmishers into their line of works, then
charged the works in connection with the Twenty-sixth Michigan
and two companies of the Second New York Heavy Artillery, but
owing to the superior numbers of the enemy were forced to fall back
across the road, where we remained under a very heavy fire of can-
ister until after dark, when we were relieved by the Fifth New
Hampshire Volunteers. On the 3d, the regiment supported the pick-
ets on the left, and threw up earth-works, where we remained until
the night of the 6th, when we advanced the line and threw up new
and stronger works, remaining in this position until the night of the ,
12th. The regiment lost in the operations at Totopotomoy and Cold
Harbor, 1 commissioned officer and 9 enlisted men killed, 24 enlisted
men wounded, and 12 enlisted men missing.*
All of which is respectfully submitted.
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
Capt. WILLIAM MCALLISTER,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Report of Lieut. Col. George T. Egbert, One hundred and eighty-
third Pennsylvania Infantry.
HEADQUARTERS 183D PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,
October 21, 1864.
Report of operations of the One hundred and eighty-third Penn-
sylvania Volunteers from May 3 to July 30, 1864.
May 3.—Broke winter camp near Stevensburg, Va., about 10 p.
m. 'and marched to Chancellorsville, arriving on the afternoon of
May 4, and took position on the Fredericksburg road.
May 5.—Marched past Old Furnace, a few miles into the Wilder-
ness. Was under fire but not engaged in the battle of the afternoon.
May 6.—The regiment held different positions during .the day be-
May 7.—On picket duty. Companies on various parts of the line.
May 8.—Marched to the left and made a reconnaissance with the
balance of the brigade near Todd's Tavern. In the afternoon, while
rations were being issued, an attack was made by the enemy, seem-
ingly with the intention of capturing the supply train. The regi-
ment was then advanced to repel the attack, and took position in an
open field on the left of the Irish Brigade, where a brisk skirmish
ensued with the enemy, who was posted on a hill at a distance of
about 200 yards. After having suffered considerable loss the regi-
ment was withdrawn with the balance of the brigade to the posi-
tion held by it in the morning.
May 9.—Marched by the left flank to the Po River, where we lay
till about sundown, when we crossed the river, and after advancing
about, 3 miles we encamped on the Spotsylvania road.
* For continuation of report see Vol. XL, Part I.
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