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marched to Todd's Tavern, and were stationed there for a few hours
on picket. A few shots fired by the enemy, but no one injured.
About sunset we were hastily withdrawn and moved rapidly into the
Wilderness to a point on the left of the cross-roads, where we ad-
vanced upon the enemy (as a part of the first line), without skirm-
ishers, and after a brisk fire of a few minutes, which resulted in the
loss of Captain Hulser and 5 or 6 men, we rested in the same place
for the night.
May 6, 4.30 a. m., we advanced and drove the enemy about a
mile, forcing them to leave their breast-works, and capturing some
20 prisoners. Our casualties in the above-mentioned actions were 68. *
May 8, marched toward Spotsylvania Court-House, and biv-
ouacked 3 miles from that place. 9th, on picket and under shell fire ;
no casualties. 10th, moved forward and were under file all day; casu-
alties, 12. 11th, built breast-works under severe fire from sharp-
shooters. 12th, charged enemy's works at daybreak, and captured
many prisoners and 1 stand of colors. The colors were taken by
Private Weeks, Company H. Casualties, 49. 13th, moved out in
front of the works, and lay the whole day under fire of sharpshooters.
18th, supported charge of Corcoran Legion.
May 20, started at midnight on the march to the North Anna,
via Bowling Green ; marched about 24 miles, and bivouacked 1 mile
south of Milford Station. 23d, marched about 10 miles and picketed
on the North Anna ; a few men wounded by artillery. 24th, crossed
the river and deployed as skirmishers, relieving the Seventh Vir-
ginia ; remained on this duty until the next day (the 25th) ; casu-
alties south of the river, 14. 26th, at night recrossed the river.
At 12 m., May 27, started for the Pamunkey, and camped 1 mile
from that river. 28th, crossed at Hanover and constructed breast-
works. 29th, advanced and built breast-works. 30th, further ad-
vance ; no general engagement, but skirmishing all day. 31st, on
the skirmish line ; charge rebel works, with considerable loss.
Lieutenant Musson wounded.
June 1, started at night for Cold Harbor. About 2 p. m. the
following day reached Cold Harbor, much wearied with the march.
3d, charged a strong position of the enemy and were repulsed, but
held the ground within 10 rods of the enemy's works, and built pits
under severe fire. Casualties in regiment, 13. Remained in this
position under constant fire until night of Sunday, June 12. t
Capt. J. E. CURTISS,
Acting Assist-tnt Adjutant-General.
* But see revised statement, p. 121.
f For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.
Major, Commanding Regiment.