CHAP. XLVITI.1 RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 479
U. S. Sharpshooters and on the left with the Ninety-ninth Pennsyl-
vania Volunteers. The impossibility of so small a force taking the
redoubt was evident. We were ordered to hold this position. Toward
night, other dispositions having been made, the line was ordered for-
ward. Moving forward, line deployed, the colors of the One hun-
dred and forty-first Regiment were the first planted upon the re-
doubt. We took 2 prisoners, who were sent to the rear under guard.
After holding in part the redoubt and placing sharpshooters to
cover the bridge, we moved to the left and built breast-works.
May 24, 25, and 26 were unimportant days. During the time
we crossed the North Anna, built two or three lines of works,
marched and counter-marched several times, shelled lively, and on
the night of the 26th recrossed and bivouacked upon the north bank
of the North Anna River, about 1 mile from the railroad bridge.
During this epoch the loss of the One hundred and forty-first Regi-
ment Pennsylvania Volunteers was 2 enlisted men killed, 2
wounded, and 2 missing. During the fourth epoch the One hundred
and forty-first Regiment was commanded by Col. H. J. Madill, he
having joined the regiment on the morning of the 30th. The regi-
ment was frequently under fire, though at no time engaged with the
enemy, except in some unimportant skirmishes. Our loss was 1 en-
listed man killed, 4 wounded, and 1 missing. *
I have the honor to remain, most respectfully, your obedient
C. W. TYLER,
. Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Brigade.
Report of Col. Elijah Walker, Fourth Maine Infantry, commanding
Second Brigade, of operations May 19-20.
HDQRS. SECOND BRIG., THIRD DIV., SECOND CORPS,
May 20, 1864.
MAJOR : I have the honor to report that during the operations of
last night, 19th instant, and this a. m., 246 prisoners were taken by
my command, but by some authority, either valid or otherwise, the
guard who conducted them to the rear for the purpose of turn-
ing them over to the division provost-marshal were ordered to turn
102 over to the First Brigade, commanded by Col. T. W. Egan,
Fortieth New York Volunteers ;?ª also 11 were turned over to the
First Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. These commands are accred-
ited with them, although the Second Brigade captured them.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
Maj. F. BIRNEY,
Asst. Adjt. Gen., Third Div., Second Corps.
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.