CHAP. =III.] RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 46G
position during the next day. Casualties on picket during 31st of
May and 1st of June : Killed, 1 enlisted man ; wounded, 8 enlisted
men ; missing, 1 enlisted man. At 8 o'clock on the night of the 1st
again moved to the left and marched all night, halting in front of Cold
Harbor on the morning of the 2d. During the day the regiment
advanced its left wing, deployed as skirmishers ; the right wing re-
mained in support until near evening, when it was also deployed to
strengthen the picket-line. A little after dark the left battalion was
relieved and the line held by the right wing. On the morning of
the 3d the skirmish line advanced and drove in the enemy's pickets.
The regiment, in conjunction with the brigade, moved forward and
charged the enemy's works and took their position, but were com-
pelled to retire a short distance, where, under cover of a hill, the
regiment erected works. During the afternoon were exposed to
severe shelling by the enemy, but held the works erected until the
forces were withdrawn on the evening of the 12th. Casualties dur-
ing the operations at Cold Harbor : Killed, 1 commissioned officer,
6 enlisted. men ; wounded, 1 commissioned officer and 43 enlisted
I have the honor to be, lieutenant, very respectfully, your obedi-
Report of Maj. Gen. John Gibbon, U. S. Army, commanding
HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,
November 7, 1864.
SIR : I have the honor to transmit the following report of the
operations of this division since the 3d of May last. This report has
been unavoidably delayed until the present time, and even now has
to be forwarded without many of the sub-reports which should ac-
company it :
THE WILDERNESS, FROM MAY 3 TO MAY 8, 1864.
Leaving camp near Stevensburg on the night of the 3d, the divis-
ion reached Todd's Tavern on the morning of the 5th, from whence
it was recalled and marched with the rest of the corps up the Brock
road. About 5 p. m. we reached the scene of the battle. Carroll was
pushed forward and directed to report to Major-General Birney, near
the plank road. As the head of Webb's brigade came in sight of the
firing, the enemy was close to the Brock road, firing rapidly upon our
disordered troops. We were marching left in front, but there was
no time to change the formation. The file closers were shifted to
the right flank, and as the leading regiments came up they were
faced to the-left, and by their fire soon drove the enemy back, took
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.
JAS. F. WEAVER,
. Captain, 148th Pennsylvania Vols.,' Comdg. Regiment.
Lieut. J. W. MUTELY,
Actg. Asst. *V. Gen., Fourth Brigade.