CHAP. XLVIII.1 RAPIDAN' TO TIIE JAMES. 517
May 8, started at 9 a. m. ; arrived at Todd's Tavern at noon, en-
camping there for the night. During the night earth-works were
thrown up, and at daylight of the 9th the battery moved into them.
Was ordered to take position about a mile from the tavern to cover
the Spotsylvania road, where we remained until 4 p. m., when the
.march was resumed, and at night the battery encamped on the banks
of the River Po. During this afternoon shelled, by order of Gen-
eral Birney, the enemy's ammunition train.
The march to Spotsylvan. ia and the operations in front of that place.
May 10, battle of the Po. Was under fire most of, the day, during
which time 1 man was killed and 2 wounded ; also 2 horses killed and
2 wounded. May 11, remained in park during the day. At night
received orders to be in readiness to march, and moved out at 10
p. m. May 12, placed in position by Captain Mendell, U. S. Engi-
neers, on the extreme left of the Second Corps; was soon, ordered
back to the reserve in rear of the celebrated Angle, where the pris-
oners and guns were captured. May 13, hauled out six limbers and
as many caissons, captured from the enemy the day previous. May
14, remained in position till nearly dark, when we were shifted to
the right. At 3 a. m. of the 15th retired to the left, remaining
parked with the remainder of the Artillery Brigade during the day
near general headquarters, and on the next day moved farther to the
left. On the 17th, agreeably to orders, turned in two pieces com-
plete, and at night joined the rest of the brigade, having been relieved
from duty with General Birney's division. Were afterward sta-
tioned, by order of Colonel Tidball, chief of artillery, near a deserted
house. On May 18, were in position but not engaged. Sent two
caissons to ammunition train, and at noon returned to the left and
camped at Poplar Spring near army headquarters. Moved out
near the Anderson house, remaining in park all that day, the 19th.
At dark, the enemy attacking our trains upon the Fredericksburg
road, moved down to that road, and remained in position till mid-
night, when the battery returned to Anderson's house. On the 19th,
was ordered to report to General Tyler, and till 11 p. m. of the 20th
laid in camp, when orders were received to march with General
Tyler, of the Fourth Division.
The march to the North Anna and the operations on that river.
Arrived at Milford Station at 2 p. m. of the 21st, and, by com-
mand of Colonel Tidball, went into position on the right of the line
at Oak farm, where we remained without change during the 22d.
Left our position at 8 a. m. of the 23d, and arrived at the North
Anna at 4 p. m., when we immediately went into position on the
right, where, engaging a rebel battery, we blew up one of their lim-
bers. At 8 p. m. were relieved by two six-gun batteries of the Ninth
Corps. At 7 a. m. of the 24th went into the angle formed by the
railroad and the North Anna, and at 4 p. m. crossed the river by the
bridge on the right, under heavy fire from the enemy's guns, and
went into position on General Barlow's line.