CHAP. XLVM.1 RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 427
On the morning of the 27411 started, marched all day, and on the
28th_ crossed the Pamunkey, threw up line of works, and remained
quiet during the night. 29th, went out with the division on a recon-
naissance near Aenon Church, and rejoined the corps the same night
at the Totopotomoy and moved upon front line, and on the 31st
advanced the line some distance.
Lost a few men during that time, and on June 1 left the Totopo-
tomoy and arrived near Cold Harbor on the evening of the 2d, and
on the 3d made another charge, in which our lines were advanced
near a mile and held a portion of the front line until the place was
Respectfully, yours, &c.,
Report of Capt. James F. Weaver, One hundred and forty-eighth
Pennsylvania Infantry. '
HDQRS. 148TH REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA VOLS.,
August 9, 1864.
LIEUTENANT : In obedience to Special Orders, No. 209, headquar-
ters Army of the Potomac, I have the honor to submit the following
Regiment broke camp near Stevensburg, Va., on the evening of
the 3d of May, and crossed the Rapidan at Ely's Ford about 7 o'clock
on the morning of the 4th and reached the old Chancellorsville bat-
tle-ground about 11 o'clock same day. Remained in line of battle
during the 4th, and until about Wo'clock of the 5th, when regiment
again moved forward, and about 3 o'clock in the afternoon two com-
panies (B and D) were deployed as skirmishers along the railroad in
front of their brigade. During the night the regiment moved to
the right, but did not become engaged. On the morning of the 6th
pickets were relieved and rejoined brigade. No casualties. The
regiment was moved rapidly to the left to guard against an attack
at that point. Remained there until about 3 o'clock and then moved
again to the right. On the 7th Companies A, C, I, and G, on picket.
One man killed. On the 8th marched to Todd's Tavern, near Spot-
sylvania Court-House. On the 9th was the first regiment to cross
the Po River, and in the skirmish of that afternoon had 1 man killed
and 1 officer and 4 men wounded. During the 10th the regiment
was constantly on the move, taking up during the day some ten dif-
ferent positions. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon a severe engagement
with the enemy began, the. regiment being in the open field, while.
the enemy were concealed behind works. The contest lasted some
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.
JAS. H. HAMLIN,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
ACTG. ASST. ADJT. GEN., FOURTH BRIGADE.