CHAP. XLVIII1 RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 387
June 1.—Soon after dark marched to Cold Habor.
June 2.—Arriving and taking position in woods early in after-
noon. Threw up breast-works.
June 3.—At daybreak charged works of the enemy unsuccessfully
with heavy loss. Retired and threw up breast-works. Remained
in same position until evening, June 10, when the regiment was
withdrawn to near line of works near brigade headquarters.*
GEO. T. EGBERT,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.
Itinerary of the Second Brigade, First Division, Second Army
Corps, May 3-31. f
May 3.—Broke camp at Stevensburg, Va., about 11 p. m. ; crossed
the Rapidan at Ely's Ford about 6 a. m. May 4, and reached Chan-
cellorsville at about 3 p. m. ; from thence marched to the Wilder-
ness, and at 5 p. m. on the 5th engaged the enemy and fo'ught
upward of two hours. The fight was spirited and well sustained.
At night fell back on the road, and took possession of the breast-
works thrown up by the division pioneers. ?ª Next night these works
were charged by the enemy and handsomely repulsed.
May 7 and 8.—Were skirmishing and on picket, and at noon of
the latter day moved to Todd's Tavern ; constructed earth-works ;
sent out skirmishers and a picket party.
May 9.—Crossed the Po River, and until the 11th were principally
engaged throwing up breast-works, &c.
May 12.—At daylight charged the enemy's works, which proved
a most successful movement.
May 13 to 17.—Moved to and from several grounds, throwing up
May 18.—Charged the enemy's works, and after six hours' hard
fighting, took possession of their rifle-pits near Spotsylvania Court-
House ; at night marched to a field and encamped.
May 20.—Broke camp at night and crossed the Mat River at Mil-
May 23.—Marched to the bank of the North Anna River, and
crossed the stream on the 24th.
May 26.—Recrossed the North Anna and marched about 3 miles.
May 27.—Marched in the direction of Pamunkey River and crossed
it on pontoon bridge.
May 28.—In the evening advanced 3 miles and rested until the
next day, having thrown up breast-works.
May 29.—Advanced 3 miles, threw up breastworks, and rested
until the 31st. Loss, from the 5th to the 31st : Commissioned offi-
cers, 11 killed, 13 wounded, and 1 missing ; enlisted men, 93 killed,
467 wounded, and 148 missing.
* For continuation of. report see Vol. XL, Part I.
f From return for May.