394 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. [CHAP.
strength present for duty : Commissioned officers, 19 ; enlisted men,
387 ; total, 406. Marched all night and crossed the Rapidan River
about 7 a. m., where the men had to wade the river up to their
bodies in water ; continued the march for about 2 miles south of
Rapidan and rested for a short time ; resumed our march to Chancel-
lorsville, where it rested on the night of the 4th instant. Marched
to Wilderness and engaged in action May 5, 6, and 7. Loss : En-
listed men killed, 7 ; wounded, 37 ; missing, 8 ; total lois battle of
the Wilderness : Commissioned officers, none ; enlisted men, 52.
Major Garrett reported for duty and assumed command 5th in-
stant ; marched to Todd's Tavern and in action May S, where the
regiment lost 1 man taken prisoner while on picket. Crossed Po.
River on the 9th ; in action May 10. Loss : Killed, enlisted men,
2 ; wounded, enlisted men, 9 ; missing, enlisted men, 6 (supposed to
be killed). Recrossed Po River on the night of the 10th, threw up
intrenchments on the 11th instant, and marched to Spotsylvania
near the court-house, where the regiment participated with the
division, General Barlow commanding, in the assault on the enemy's
works on the 12th instant. Intrenching, &c.,-was carried on mostly
night and day ; also very heavy firing was kept up between the
pickets. The battle of Spotsylvania included May 12, 13, 14, 15, 16,
17, and 18, during which time the regiment lost : Commissioned offi-
cers killed, 1; wounded, 1; missing, 2, wounded and taken prisoners
May 12 and died in Richmond. Enlisted men killed, 20 ; wounded,
71 ; missing, 11 ; total, 102. Rested two days ; marched to and
ors ossed the Mattapony River ; 21st instant, marched to and crossed
North Anna River ; 23d and 24th, marched to and crossed Pamunkey
River (Battle of North Anna River, to include 23d, 24th, 25th, and
26th of May ?ª lost 3 enlisted men either killed or taken prisoners),
leaving pickets behind in earth-works ; the pickets came up after-
ward in a short time and joined the regiment. Marched to Cold
Harbor ; engaged the enemy on the 3d day of June, 1864 (Battle of
Cold Harbor, to include June 3). Regiment lost : Commissioned
officers killed, none ' ?ª wounded, 2 (Captain Milliken and Major Gar-
rett) ; enlisted men killed, 10 ; wounded, 33 ; missing, none. Took
up a position and remained until June 12. *
I have the honor to be, &c.,
Major, Comdg. Sixty-ninth New York Vols.
Lieut. WILLIAM H. COURTNEY,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. Gen., Second Brigade.
Report of Capt. Robert H. Milliken, Sixty-ninth New York Infantry.
HDQRS. SIXTY-NINTH REGT. NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS,
October 16, 1864.
LIEUTENANT : I have the honor to forward the accompanying
report of the operations of the Sixty-ninth New York Volunteers
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.