CHAP. =III] RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 553
May 5 to 7.—Engaged in the battle of the Wilderness.
May 8.—Moved to a point near Spotsylvania Court-House ; en-
gaged in various battles and skirmishes at that place.
May 14.—Manged position to the left, crossing to the south bank
of the Ny River.
May 21.—Resumed the march southward.
May 23.—Crossed the North Anna at Jericho Ford, where an en-
gagement was fought.
May 25.—Advanced to Little River.
May 26.—Recrossed the North Anna, marching south.
May 28.—Crossed the Pamunkey near Hanovertown.
May 29.—Advanced to a position near Bethesda Church.
May 31.—In front of the enemy at Bethesda Church.
June 1 to 4.—This division participated in the engagements near
Bethesda Church, Va.
June b.—The command moved in the direction of Cold Harbor.
June 7.—Took position along the Chickahominy near Sumner's
June 13.—In the morning crossed the Chickahominy at Long
Bridge, and resumed the march for Charles City Court-House the
June 14.—Reached the James River.
June 16.—Crossed the James River near Wilcox's Landing ; re-
sumed the march for Petersburg, going into position near that place
the same evening.
The division participated in the assault made on the interior line
on the 18th instant. From that time up to the present date the
command has remained in front of the enemy at this place.
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
October 6, 1864.
Commanding First Division:
GENERAL : I send you the spearhead that surmounted the flag-staff
of the Sixth Alabama Regiment, captured by Captain Davis, of the
Twenty-second Massachusetts Volunteers, at Spotsylvania/May 8,
1864, for you to transmit to Captain Davis' father. The flag has
been forwarded, with Captain Davis' name as the captor, to the War
Department, approving your request that the color should be given
to his family, and I presuthe upon my position to send this spear-
head to them without other authority.
G. K. WARREN,
Major-General of Volunteers, Comdg. Corps,
Itinerary of the First Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps,
Brig. Gen. Romeyn B. Ayres, U. S. Army, commanding.*
May 1.—Left camp near Rappahannock Station at sunrise ; crossed
the Rappahannock, and encamped near Brandy Station.
* From returns for May and June.