CHAP. XLVIII.] RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 497
the brigade ; and on the 6th again engaged four companies on the
skirmish line, the remaining six companies holding left of the bri-
gade. In the two engagements our loss was 51 in killed, wounded,
On the 7th, 8th, and 9th not engaged. On the 10th, 11th, and 12th
engaged before Spotsylvania Court-House, our regiment holding the
left of the brigade. On the 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th,
and 20th took part in the operations before Spotsylvania Court-
House. It is impossible to give the position of the regiment in the
brigade during these movements, as it was so often.changed. Dur-
ing this time sustained a loss of 13 in killed and wounded.
.0n the 21st of May marched beyond Milford Station and biv-
ouacked for the night. On the 22d, at 8 a. m., advanced about 1i
miles and went into line, and there threw up breast-works. 23d,
marched third in line to the North Anna River, and threw up line
of breast-works about 50 yards from the river. 24th, crossed the
river. Three officers and 50 men were in the first line of skirmishers
who crossed. From 9 a. m., the time the regiment crossed the river,
they were engaged until 2 p. m., sustaining a loss of 1 man wounded.
25th, was lying quiet all day. In the evening, at 7 o'clock, moved
to the first line of works. 26th, nothing of importance transpired
during the day. At 12.30 o'clock on the morning of the 27th, re-
crossed the North Anna and marched until 2 4. m. ; at 12.30 p. m.
took up line of march en route for Pamunkey River. It is impossi-
ble to give the positions the regiment occupied, as it was changed so
On 28th, halted at 1 a. m., and were immediately sent on picket,
where we remained until 7.30 a. m., then moved toward the White
House. At 3.30 p. m. crossed Pamunkey River, and 5.30 p. m.
halted and threw up breast-works. 29th, at 1 p. m., took up line of
march, and again halted at 9 p. m. on Tinsley's farm, and built a line
of breast-works. 30th, the regiment was ordered to report to Col-
onel McAllister, to go on a reconnaissance. Six companies were
placed on the skirmish line and advanced aboift 2 miles through the
woods, meeting with no opposition. At 10 a. m., halted close on the
enemy's breast-works and remained there until 7 a. m., when relieVed,
with the loss of 1 man captured. 31st, at 10 a. m., moved to the
front ; at 10.30 took a position on the Mechanicsville road, near Cold
Harbor, where we remained until 8 p. m., when relieved. Retired a
short distance to the rear, sustaining a loss of 12 killed and wounded.
June 1, at 1 a. in. moved to the right, and halted at 5 a. m.; here
passed 'the day and until midnight, when we again moved to the
left. June 2, halted at 10 a. m. near Cold Harbor; moved again at
4 p. m. ; halted again at 6 p. m., and bivouacked for the night.
June 3, at 5 a. m. was ordered out to support First and Second
Divisions of the corps. At 12 m. moved to the right and went into
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