398 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. [CRAP. XLVIII.
across the James River at Wind Mill Point, and halted on the right
side of the river for the night. 15th, moved to Petersburg, march-
ing all day and night-.*
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
DENIS F. BURKE,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.
Lieut. GEORGE MITCHELL,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. Gen., Consolidated Brigade.
Report of Capt. Garrett ,Nowlan, One hundred and sixteenth Penn-
, HEADQUARTERS 116TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,
August 10, 1864.
Report of the operations of the One hundred and sixteenth Regi-
ment Pennsylvania Volunteers during the campaign from the cross-
ing of the Rapidan River to the assault on the enemy's. position in
front of Petersburg. Va., July 30, 1864 :
May 3, 1864.-10 p. in?? broke camp and started on the march.
May 4.-10 a. m., arrived at Chancellorsville ; laid in line of bat-
tle all day.
May 5.—Left this morning, marched 4 miles, and attacked the
Pnemy at Wilderness about 4 p. m., and retired a little after dark ;
fell back and built breast-works.
May 6.—Finished the works ; enemy attacked us about 4 p. m. ;
works caught fire and compelled us to fall back ; after dark moved
1 mile to the right.
May 7.—Laid in line of battle all day behind breast-works.
May 8.—Started for Spotsylvania Court-House ; arrived early in
the morning and began to [throw] up breast-works ; about 4 p. m.
were ordered out to skirmish ; returned in early part of the evening.
May 9.—Moved on the left about 3 miles ; built breast-works.
May 10.—Enemy charged and drove us back to old line of works.
May 11.—Moved a considerable distance on left.
May 12.—Charged about daylight and drove the enemy out of
their works and held them.
May 13.—Nothing of importance occurred.
May 14E—Nothing of importance occurred.
May 15.—Started to march at daylight and after going a short
distance rested in an open field.
May 16.—Had an inspection of arms.
May 17.—Marched all night.
May 18.—Charged the enemy's works about daylight ; hard fight-
ing all day. At night moved to left about 2i miles and rested in a
May 19.—Nothing of importance occurred.
*For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part 1.