CHAP. XLVIII.] RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 481
Report of Maj. Samuel McConihe, Ninety-third New York Infantry.
HDQRS. NINETY-THIRD REGT. NEW YORK STATE VOLS.,
August 9, 1864.
CAPTAIN : In compliance with Special Orders, No. 209, dated
headquarters Army of the Potomac, of August 5, 1864, I have the
honor to report the part taken by my command in the several en-
gagements or operations of the campaign from the crossing of the
Rapidan to the assault on the enemy's works in front of Fetersburg,
Va., July 30, 1864.
We broke camp near Brandy Station, Va., May 4, 1864, at 12.30 a.
m., crossing the Rapidan at 10 a. m., arriving at Chancellorsville,
Va., at 3 p. m., and bivouacked in line of battle ; distance 26 miles.
Remained in that position until 5 a. m. of the 5th, when we
marched to near Todd's Tavern; distance 4 miles. At 12 m. were
marched up the Brock road to the Wilderness, 4 miles, went into ac-
tion tion at 3 p. m., and were hotly engaged until 8 p. m. May 6, in ac-I
tion all day. May 7, in charge at head of brigade. During the oper-
ations of the Wilderness on the 5th, 6th, and 7th of May, we sustained
a loss of commissioned officers killed, 4; enlisted men killed, 38 ;
commissioned officers wounded, 13 ; enlisted men wounded, 200 ;
enlisted men missing, 5 ; making an aggregate of casualties of 260
officers and men.
On the 8th of May marched to Todd's Tavern, 4 miles ; threw up
breast-works, and at 6 p. m. were sent out to support Colonel Miles'
brigade, First Division, of the Second Corps. May 9, marching across
the River Ny, 4 miles. May 10, crossed River Po, 3 miles ; sent to
support General Barlow's division under heavy shelling. May 11,
marched from right to left, 4 miles. May 12, at 3 a. m. charged the
enemy's works near Spotsylvania Court-House, Va., the regiment
capturing 2 stand of colors, 6 guns, and 600 prisoners. May 13, were
occupied in carrying off the wounded and burying the dead. May
14, the brigade was formed in column by battalions, closed in mass,
and moved to the support of General Gibbon's division which, to-
gether with the other troops, were to charge the enemy's works.
May 15, moved back to the left and were sent out on picket. May
17, the brigade was relieved by General Barlow's brigade. May 18,
moved back to second line near Landrum's house. May 19, marched
to Anderson's farm, 4 miles. At 4 p. ra. moved to the right to the
support of General Tyler's division in the attack on Ewell's corps ;
relieved First Maine Heavy Artillery ; lay on our arms until morn-
ing. May 20, at daybreak moved to the front, 1 mile, and captured
42 prisoners. At 9 a. m. moved back to Anderson's farm, 3 miles.
At 1 p. m. moved into woods, 2 miles. During these operations
around Spotsylvania, Va., the regimeut sustained loss of 2 NM,.
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