CHAP. XLVIII.] RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES.
Itinerary of the Third Division, Second Army Corps. *
May 3.—Broke camp at 11 p. m.
May 4.—Crossed the Rapidan at Ely's Ford at 9 a. m. and biv-
ouacked near the Chancellor house.
May 5.—Marched at 5 a. m. ; reached Todd's Tavern at 9.30 a. m. ;
countermarched and took position on the Brock road, attacking the
enemy about 3 p. m. ; engagement lasted until after dark.
May 6.—AdvAncei to attack at 5 a. m. ; fell back to breast-works
on Brock road at 12 m. ; withstood an assault by Longstreet's corps
at 4.20 p. m.
May 7.—About 9 a. m. made reconnaissance with Crocker's bri-
gade and drove in enemy's skirmishers. At 5 p. m marched toward
Chancellorsville on plank road, countermarching after going about
5 miles, and returned to breast-works, where we lay all night, await-
ing the passing of the Fifth Corps.
May 8.—Head of column started about 8 a. m. ; arrived at Todd's
Tavern about 5 p. m.
May 9.—Marched at 3 p. m., engaging the enemy's rear guard and
crossing the Po River.
May 10.—The Third Maine and Regiments went on a recon-
naissance over Glady Run, under Captain Briscoe, aide-de-camp ;
recrossed the Po about noon. The Second Brigade participated in
an assault on the enemy's lines at 6.45 p. m.
May 11.—Marched at 10 p. m. toward the left.
May 12.—Assaulted the enemy's works at 5.20 a. m., taking many
prisoners and guns.
May 13 to 18 was passed in dra7wing in and extending the lines,
protecting the right flank of the army, with continual skirmishing,
including an attack by a brigade at dark of the 17th, which we
May 19.—Marched at 1 a. m. to the Anderson house ; supported
General Tyler's brigade in repelling an attack made along the Fred-
ericksburg plank road.
May 20.—Advanced at daylight and picked up about 400 prison-
ers, but found no resistance.
May 21.—Marched at 1 a. m. ; reached Milford Station at 5 p. m.
May 23.—Marched at 6 a. m., and came up with the enemy at the
North Anna. At 7.15 p. m. the First and Second Brigades, with
other regiments, attacked, driving the enemy across the river, occu-
Tying their redoubt, and preventing the burning of the bridge.
May 24.—Crossed the river at 10 a. m.
May 26.—At 10 p. m. retired and destroyed the bridge.
May 27.—Marched at 12 m. and halted at midnight.
May 28.—Crossed the Pamunkey at 4 p. m.
May 29 and 30.—Advanced to and took position on the Totopo-
May 31.—Attacked and drove the,enemy from their line of rifle-
pits, which we held until midnight, when we withdrew to former
June 1.—The division moved at 1 a. m. via Salem Church.
June 2.—At 12 m. was massed at Cold Harbor.
* From returns for May and June.