496 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. "CRAP. XLVIII.
Sunday, May 29.—Resumed the march at 5 a. m. Reached the
Tinsley house at dark, threw up a rifle-pit, and bivouacked.
Monday, May 30.—The regiment formed part of a reconnoitering
force sent out to develop the enemy's lines, and went into position
on an eminence near -a branch of the Totopotomoy.
Tuesday, May 31.—The regiment, with a portion of the brigade,
moved to the front in the forenoon, crossed the valley and took
position on the opposite height, and during the day threw up three
lines of works.
June 1.—Recrossed the valley at 3 a. m. and went into position in
the works near the Overton house. The regiment was soon thereafter
sent by General Mott to picket the roads to the front and right.
Continued in this position until 9.30 p. m., when the picket was as-
sembled and the regiment joined the brigade.
June 2.—Marched after daylight and reached Cold Harbor at 9.30
a. m. In the afternoon moved three-quarters of a mile to the left
June 3.—In motion at 4.30 a. m. At 5 o'clock moved forward on
double-quick and passed off by the right flank, having 3 men wounded
by the enemy's shells. In a few moments moved to the rear and
massed. At this point the regiment remained for a short time when
it moved with the brigade to the right, taking position on the left
of General Crawford's division of the Ninth Corps, where a heavy
line of breast-works was thrown up during the day.
June 4.--Moved back to the left in the afternoon and massed in
the woods, where we remained until 4 p. m. on the 5th, when the regi-
ment accompanied the brigade to the left. Halted near our first line
of works, where the regiment lay under a severe shell fire for half an
hour iSr more. Resumed the march through the woods at midnight
and went into position at 2 a. m. at Barker's Mill, and put up breast-
works, as usual. The regiment remained in this position until the
night of June 12, nothing unusual occurring. *
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieut. WILLIAM* J. RUSLING,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Report of Capt. Thomas C. Godfrey, Fifth New Jersey Infantry.
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH NEW JERSEY VOLUNTEERS,
Camp near Petersburg, Va., August 9, 1864.
GENERAL : I have the honor, in compliance with Special Orders,
No. 209, paragraph 5, headquarters Army of the Potomac, to make
the following report of the part taken by the Fifth New Jersey Vol-
unteers in the actions, &c., between May 4 and July 30, 1864 :
On the 4th day of May crossed the Rapidan about 1 p. m., and on
the 5th engaged the enemy in the Wilderness. The right wing of
the regiment deployed on skirmish line, left holding the right of
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