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Report of Maj. Oliver B. Knowles, Twenty-first Pennsylvania Cav-
alry (dismounted), of operations June 1-12.
HDQRS. TWENTY-FIRST PEN4SYLVANIA CAVALRY,
August 8, 1864.
SIR : In compliance with Special Orders, No. 209, from army
headquarters, I have the honor to transmit the following report rep-
resenting the casualties, fights, and marches of this regiment. The
date of this regiment joining the Army of the Potomac commences
with the fourth epoch ; we are, therefore, unable to render any ac-
count of the first, second, and third epochs
June 1.—Our regiment crossed the Pamunkey River and arrived
at the Army of the Potomac, and were attached to the Second Bri-
gade, First Division, Fifth Corps, and took up a position behind
June 2.—We changed position several times-during the afternoon
and evening, the enemy shelling us, from which we had 1 officer
(Lieutenant Waters) killed.
June 3.—We were engaged with the enemy all day at Cold Har-
bor ; our casualties were : Killed, 7 ; wounded, 47 ; among the lat-
ter being Colonel Boyd, Captain Phillips, Lieutenant Doyle, and
Lieutenant Clarke. We remained there until night ; we then moved
to the left and occupied other breast-works unti_ June 5. We then
marched within half a mile of the Chickahominy, threw up breast-
works, where we .remained until June 12, when we marched to the
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
0. B. KNOWLES,
Major Twenty-first Pennsylvania Cavalry, Comdg. Regt.
Capt. J. D. MCFARLAND,
Report of Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Bartlett, U. S. Army, commanding
Third Brigade, of operations May 7.
HDQRS. THIRD BRIG., FIRST DIV., FIFTH CORPS,
May 7, 1864-12 m.
CAPTAIN : The enemy's batteries are in the same position behind
earth-works that were occupied by them yesterday. My advance
pushed him back to the works, but was not supported on their left
by the Twelfth and Seventeenth Infantry, and could not attack
across the open field. The enemy's artillery firing from my left
enfiladed my entire line, which made a cross-fire of artillery upon
my troops, inflicting considerable loss upon them. I am now ad-
vancing to push him back as far and fast as possible.
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.