574 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. [Cann. XLVIII.
and lay during the day under heavy fire of artillery. At 6.30 a.
m. I moved forward, with other detachments of the brigade, under
command of Lieutenant-Colonel Herring, supporting a line of Gen-
eral Crawford's division, .under severe fire of musketry, and halted
in close proximity to the front line, then at a halt and firing, when
suddenly in the twilight the enemy rushed on my line. After a
sharp action they were repulsed, leaving about 100 prisoners, includ-
ing 4 commissioned officers captured by my regiment. Loss, 1
officer killed and 2 wounded ; 5 men killed, 13 wounded, and 2 miss-
ing. At 3 o'clock on the morning of the 9th I was ordered to with-
draw and report to the brigade.
Took no active part in the operations of the 10th and 11th. Loss,
1 killed, 2 wounded. Moved to the right on the morning of the
12th and occupied earth-works ; back again at midday, and to the
left ; in support of a portion of the Ninth Corps at night. The day
following moved to the right and intrenched, and at night marched
to the left and occupied ground vacated by a part of the Ninth
Corps ; 1 officer wounded. From the 13th and to the 20th, inclusive,
occupied rifle-pits in front of the enemy near Spotsylvania Court-
House ; loss, 1 killed.
Moved at 1 p. m. the day following, being in advance, the regi-
ment under command of Colonel Chamberlain ; took part in a skir-
mish with the enemy's rear guard of cavalry and artillery, losing 1
The regiment crossed the North Anna River in the afternoon of
the 23d and took part in the action of that day ; 1 officer wounded.
Then pushed on to the railroad and occupied a line, with some skir-
mishing, in front of the works of the enemy until the night of the
26th. Loss, 3 wounded.
Marched to [vicinity of Mangohick Church] on the 27th, and
crossed the Pamunkey the day following. Moved forward again on
the 30th, supporting a part of the brigade, then skirmishing with
the enemy. On the 1st day of June the regiment moved forward
and intrenched. Loss, 1 man killed. Fell back on the 2d, with
some skirmishing, and occupied an interior line of rifle-pits. Loss,
P2 officers wounded.
The day following advanced with the brigade, making a left half
wheel, and pushed the enemy back, losing 22 men wounded, 2 killed,
1 officer wounded, and 1 man missing. On the night of the 5th
moved to the left, and bivouacked in rear of the Ninth Corps.
Marched on the morning of the 7th, and moved out to the support
of the picket-line near the Chickahominy. *
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieut. L. C. BARTLETT,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
*For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part L.