442 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. (CHAP. XLVIII.
ported to Colonel Smyth, commanding Third Brigade, for duty on
the skirmish line. Took position on the extreme left. Met the
enemy, and sustained a loss or 20 men in killed and wounded.
May 25, rejoined the brigade, and constructed a third line of
breast-works near the railroad. Remained in this position until the
evening of May 26, when the Federal forces withdrew across the
Set out on the march to the Pamunkey River May 27 ; crossed at
Hundley's Ford at 10 a. m. on the following day. Took position
near Hanovertown. Constructed breast-works until the morning of
May 30, when, at 4 a. m., the regiment, with brigade, moved several
miles to the left, and took position on the banks of the Totopotomoy.
The regiment was detached as skirmishers and crossed the river.
May 31, advanced and developed the enemy's main line near
June 1, advanced close to the enemy's works under a destructive
fire. Captain Fogler, commanding regiment, was wounded here.
At 8 p. m. recrossed the Totopotomoy and commenced march for Cold
Harbor, which place was reached at 9 a. m. on the following day,
and the regiment immediately occupied works constructed by the
Sixth Army Corps. At dark took position for assault.
June 3, stormed the enemy's works, and lay under a galling fire
all day. At night intrenched within 50 yards of the enemy's lines,
holding in subjection an important rebel battery. Remained in this
position until the night of June 11 ; was relieved by troops from
Sixth Army Corps. *
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. W. SPAULDING,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
Capt. J. E. CURTISS,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, First Brigade.
Report of Maj. Timothy O'Brien, One hundred and fifty-second
New York Infantry, Second Brigade.
HDQRS. 152D REGIMENT NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS,
August 8, 1864.
CAPTAIN : In compliance with circular of 6th instant, from bri-
gade headquarters, I have the honor to report as follows in relation
to the part which this command has taken in the various operations
since the crossing of the Rapidan, May 4, 1864 :
At 9 a. m. May 4, 1864, we crossed the Rapidan at Ely's Ford,
without opposition. After halting a short time marched to Chan-
cellorsville and bivouacked for the night. At 5.30 a. m. May 5,
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.