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which to state it. After this last repulse, we bivouacked in our
position. On the 11th we remained in our position and threw up
works, which was accompanied by much danger on account of the
sharpshooters of the enemy completely commanding our position.
At about 11 p. m. I received orders to be in readiness to move im-
mediately, and on the 12th, at about 1 a. m., we moved out of our
works, leaving a skirmish line in front. We marched to the left,
and about 4 a. m. the corps arrived on the extreme left flank of our
army. At 5 a. m. an attack was made on the enemy's position,
my command being the right of the line. We passed over the first
line of the enemy's works, and when my brigade was about 30 yards
from the second line, being with the Twentieth Massachusetts, I
was wounded and carried to the rear.
I cannot close without speaking in the highest terms of the con-
duct of -the officers and men of my command, the alacrity with
which all orders were obeyed, and the unmurmuring manner in
which the toils and privations of the campaign were borne. I men-
tion for gallant and distinguished services, Colonel Macy, Twentieth
Massachusetts ; Major Hooper, Fifteenth Massachusetts ; Major
Rice, Nineteenth Massachusetts ; Captain McFadden, commanding
Fifty-ninth New York ; Captain Patten, Twentieth Massachusetts ;
and Capt. Charles H. Banes, assistant adjutant-general volunteers ;
Lieut. William R. Steele, Fifteenth Massachusetts, aide-de-camp ;
Lieut. William T. Simms, Eighty-second New York, aide-de-cam p ;
Lieut. William. E. Barrows, Nineteenth Massachusetts, acting aide-
de-camp, of my staff.
ALEX. S. WEBB,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers.
Report of Capt. Joseph W. Spaulding, Nineteenth Maine Infantry.
HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH MAINE VOLUNTEERS,
August 9, 1864.
SIR : I have the honor to submit the following report of the part
taken by this regiment during the late campaign :
The regiment struck tents at 9.30 p. m. May 3, 1864, and marched
with the division at 12 o'clock at night, arriving at and crossing
Ely's Ford on the Rapidan, just after daybreak May 4. Marched to
Chancellorsville that day, arriving at that place about noon. May
5, marched at 5 a. m. Upon arriving at Todd's Tavern line of battle
was formed, and the regiment was sent out as a support to the skir-
mish line. In the afternoon the regiment, together with the brigade,
countermarched back to the Wilderness. The -regiment was then
detached from the brigade, and reported first to General Owen, com-
manding Second Brigade, and then to Colonel Carroll, commanding
Third Brigade, and formed line of battle in the rear of second line.
Early in the morning of May 6, an advance being ordered, the regi-
ment moved forward, and although in the third line when it started,
when our lines met the enemy the regiment was in the front line and