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CHAP. XLVili.] RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 399THIRD EPOCH.May 20.-10 p. m., started on march and continued on all night.May 21.—Passed through Bowling Green about 10 a. m. ; crossed the Ny River ; moved about a mile beyond in a wheat-field and built breast-works.May 22.—Lay behind breast-works in line of battle.May 23.—Marched and arrived at North Anna River about 4 p. m. ;formed line of battle in the woods'; very heavy firing in front.May 24.—Heavy firing early in the morning. Crossed the rivernear the railroad bridge about 1 p. m., and lay in line of battle. May 25.—Nothing of importance occurred.May 26.—All day destroying the Richmond and Fredericksburg Railroad ; at night drew rations.May 27.—Recrossed the river, went a short distance, and rested all night.FOURTH EPOCH.May 28.—Started early in the morning on the march and crossed the Pamunkey River about 1 p. m. and advanced about 1 mile and then built breast-works.May 29.—Left works in the morning and advanced about 3 miles ; built breast-works.May 30.—Remained in old position until evening, then advanced and built works.May 31.—Advanced still farther ; heavy firing in the, afternoon from battery on our left.June 1.—Started on march at 10 p. m. ; marched all night.June 2.—Arrived at Cold Harbor about 10 a. m. ; occupied ?ªin building breast-works ; very heavy firing on the right.June 3.—Charged the enemy's position ; were compelled to fall back with great loss of life ; on picket at night.June 4.—Lay behind breast-works all day.June 5.—Enemy made an attack on our lines and were repulsed after twenty minutes' hard fighting.June 6.—Moved to the right near to the first position occupied by us ; enemy made three attacks on our lines but without success.June 7.—Truce of two tours' duration for purpose of burying the dead.June 8 to 11.—Nothing of any importance occurred.June 12.—Packed up and left quietly at 7 p. m. ; marched all night.Respectfully submitted.No. 34.Itinerary of the Third Brigade, First Division, Second Army Corps,May 3-31. fMay 3.—This command marched from camp at Stevensburg, Va., at 11 p. m. in the direction of the Rapidan River.*For continuation of report see Vol. XL, Part I. From return for May.GARRETT NOWLAN,Captain, Commanding Regiment.