4O OPERATION'S IN SR'. VA. AND N. C [CHAP. XLVIII.
Report of Capt. John B. Geddis, One hundred and twenty-sixth
New York Infantry.
HEADQUARTERS 126TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS,
October 13, 1864.
SIR : In compliance with circular, headquarters Consolidated
Brigade, First Division, Second Corps; dated October 12, 1864, I
have the honor to report the following as the operations of this regi-
'vent from May 3 to July 31, 1864 :
First. The regiment crossed the Rapidan at Germanna Ford the
morning of May 4, with 13 officers and 182 men ; participated in the
battles of the Wilderness, May 6, sustaining a loss of 76 men killed,
wounded, and missing. May 8, marched to Todd's Tavern. May 9,
crossed the Po River ; was attacked by the enemy May 10, and after
a desperate fight fell back across the river.
Second. During the night of May 11 left our position on the
north side of the Po, moved to the extreme left of the line near
Spotsylvania Court-House, participated in the charges of May 12
Third. May 20, marched to the North Anna River ; remained here
until the morning of May 27, and no engagement at this point.
Fourth. Crossed the Pamunkey May 28, and were engaged, May
31, in an attempt to advance our lines at Totopotomoy, sustaining a
loss of 2 men killed and 4 wounded. Marched to Cold Harbor the
night of June 1. Our losses at this place, 1 officer killed and 2 men
JOHN B. GEDDIS,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
Lieut. GEORGE MITCHELL,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Report of Brig. Gen. John R. Brooke, U. S. Army, commanding
ANNAPOLIS, MD., November 1, 1865.
SIR : My command (Fourth Brigade, First Division), consisting of
Fifty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, Lieut. Col. R. McMichael ;
One hundred and forty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Col. H. L.
Brown ; One hundred and forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers,
Col. James A. Beaver ?ª Sixty-fourth New York Volunteers, Major
Bradley ; Sixty-sixth New York Volunteers, Lieut. Col. J. S. Ham-
mel]. ; Second Delaware Volunteers, Col. W. P. Baily, in all 3,200
officers and men, marched at 12 o'clock midnight, May 3, 1864,
in obedience td orders received that day, for Ely's Ford, on the Rap-
idan River, being the leading brigade of the corps. Arrived in
sight of the river at 5.25 a. m. of the 4th instant, immediately com-
*For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.