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place was reached at about 3 p. m. evening of the 4th ?ª from thence
marched to the Wilderness, and at 5 p. m. 5th instant', engaged the
enemy and fought them until 7 o'clock, when we were relieved ; 1
captain and 6 enlisted men killed, 1 major and 36 enlisted men
wounded,. 12 enlisted men missing. Formed line next morning on
the road and took possession of breast-works thrown up the night
previous by the division pioneers. Enemy charged the works ; were
repulsed. licineteen men of the regiment wounded.
May 8, marched from works and reached Todd's Tavern about
11 a. m. ; Sixty-third Regiment was sent out to skirmish ; advanced
to the cross-roads about 2 miles, and met part of Gregg's cavalry
division ; found no enemy. Were opslered to picket the road, which
was done at 4 p. m. same day. The enemy made a demonstration
on our line, and after fighting until dark were ordered to fall back
to line of breast-works ; 1 man killed and 3 wounded.
From the 9th to the 11th instant the regiment was on the march
from one point to another, throwing up an immense number of
earth-works, and at daylight on the morning of the 12th were, with
the rest of the division, ordered to charge the enemy's works, which
was done very successfully. The regiment lost 1 commissioned offi-
cer and 2 enlisted men killed, 12 enlisted men wounded, and 3 miss-
ing. Nothing unusual occurred 13th. On picket 14th, 1 man killed
and 1 wounded ; 15th, 16th, and 17th, regiment was moved to differ-
ent places on the line, throwing up earth-works. On the 18th instant
were ordered to charge the enemy's works, losing 1 enlisted man
killed and 6 wounded ; 19th and 20th, were lying behind breast-works!
20th, 10 p. m., marched in direction of Milford, reaching that place
about 2.30 p. m.; 21st instant, were sent with balance of brigade to
support cavalry ; advanced about 2 miles, and threw up breast-
works ; 23d, were detailed as wagon guard with brigade, and 24th,
crossed the North Anna River at about dusk the same day, and took
possession of a crest of hills ; recrossed the North Anna at 11 p. m.
26th instant, and marched about 3 miles to left and bivouacked
until morning ; 27th, marched in direction of the Pamunkey River
and crossed it on pontoon bridge at about 4 p. m. 28th ; advanced 3
miles and threw up breast-works ; remained there until 12 m. 29th
instant, and advanced with division about 3 miles and worked all
night throwing up breast-works, and remained in same place until
Capt., Eighty-eighth New York Vols., Comdg.' Regiment.
Lieut. P. W. BLACK,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Deport of Maj. Richard Moroney, Sixty-ninth New York Infantry.
HDQRS. SIXTY-NINTH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS,
December 27, 1864.
LIEUTENANT : In compliance with circular from brigade head-
quarters, dated December 26, 1864, I have the honor to make the
following report of the operations during the campaign commenc-
ing May 3, 1864
This regiment broke camp near Stevensburg, Va., on the night of
May 3, Captain Moroney commanding (now major). Aggregate