518 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. [Crum XLVIII.
On the 25th moved to the left, and reported to General Gibbon.
Relieved Captain Ricketts' battery, near Dawson's farm. At 10 p.
m. of the 26th withdrew across the river ; went into position and
remained all night.
The march across the Pamunkey, including the operations on the
Totopotomoy and at Cold Harbor.
May 27, started at 11.30 a. m., and at J.30 o'clock of the 28th
crossed the Pamunkey, immediately going into position on the right
of Second Corps. On the 30th, moved to the left and front, taking
post on the extreme left of Second Corps, one section advancing to
the skirmish line and driving one of the enemy's batteries out of
position, having a complete enfilading fire upon it. Lost 1 man
killed. Engaged all day on the 31st ; the section in advance re-en-
forced by the remainder of the battery.
June 1, started at dark, and after marching all night, arrived at
Cold Harbor in the morning, and immediately relieved the First
New Jersey Battery (A), of the Sixth Corps, and after being engaged
all day moved up to first line, 150 yards in advance.
At 4 a. m. of the 3d fired the signal gun for advance of the line ;
engaged all day, repulsing two attacks. During the night moved
200 yards to the front, and threw up earth-works.
June 4, after an engagement of two hours, silenced one of the
enemy's batteries. No change of importance till June 12, when,
hauling out of the works at dark, marched toward the James all
J. HENRY .SLEEPER,
Captain, Commanding pnth Massachusetts Battery.
[Lieut. U. D. EDDY,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.]
Report of Capt. Frederick M. Edgell, First New Hampshire Battery.
HEADQUARTERS FIRST NEW HAMPSHIRE BATTERY,
Before Petersburg, Va., September 1, 1864.
SIR : In compliance with Special Orders, No. 209, headquarters
Army of the Potomac, of August 5, 1864, I have the honor to sub-
mit the following report of the part taken by the First New Hamp-
shire Battery in the several operations of- the campaign from the 3d
of May to the 30th of July, 1864 :
On the 3d of May my battery was ordered by Colonel Tidball,
commanding Artillery Brigade, Second Corps, to be in readiness to
march at dark, and was assigned to the Second Division, General
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.