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relieved by Ninth Corps, and moved to left ; worked all night build-
ing breast-works, and in the morning (31st) was relieved by Twenty-
fourth New York (dismounted) Cavalry, and again moved to the
left, and remained in the woods till the morning of June 1, when the
regiment went as a support to the picket-line, which was ordered to
advance. After driving the enemy's skirmishers back to their
works, we relieved the skirmish line and remained out till nearly
dark, when the enemy advanced on our lines, and a sharp engage-
ment of two hours ensued, ending in a. complete repulse of the enemy.
Our regiment again deployed as skirmishers, and drove those of the
enemy from the pits, and occupied them till relieved on the morning
of the 2d of June by the One hundred and eighteenth Pennsylvania.
On the afternoon of June 2 our lines were swung back aild were
attacked in force by the enemy, the fighting ending only with the
daylight. We held our ground, handsomely repulsing the enemy
at every point. On the 3d June the sharpshooters annoyed us badly,
when skirmishers were advanced, driving their line over the hill on
our front and out of range. At the same time our lines on the right
were straightened by the wheeling to the left of the Second Brigade,
and the First Michigan, Eighteenth Massachusetts, Forty-fourth
New York, and Twentieth Maine, of Bartlett's brigade, which ex-
posed us to severe shelling. Remained here (Bethesda Church) in
line till the night of the 5th, having more or less skirmishing each
day, and losing men in killed and wounded every day. Left lines at
Bethesda Church about 2 a. m. of the 6th, marching to Allen's Mill,
in the vicinity of Cold Harbor, where we went on picket, our left
connecting with pickets of Ninth Corps, and right with Wilson's
cavalry. Were relieved at dark by Eighty-third Pennsylvania.
At daylight of the 7th marched to Sumner's lower crossing on the
Chickahominy River ; bivouacked near the Tyler house. Here we
remained, doing picket duty on the river, until the night of the 12th,
when we moved to the left.
The casualties are as follows :*
Very respectfully submitted.
Report of Capt. Guy W. Fuller, Sixteenth Michigan Infantry.
HDQRS. SIXTEENTH MICHIGAN INFANTRY, VET. VOLS.,
?ª August 8, 1864.
LIEUTENANT: I have the honor, in compliance with Special Orders,
No. 209, headquarters Army of the Potomac, August 5, 1854, to
forward the subjoined report of the operations of this regiment
during the recent campaign, extending from May 4 to July 30, 1864 :
On the 4th of May the regiment, Maj. Robert T. Elliott command-
ing, crossed the Rapidan River at Germanna Ford at 10 o'clock in
the morning, having broken bivouac at 1 a. m., and reached the Wil-
WM. A. THROOP,
Lieut. L. C. BARTLETT,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
* Nominal list (omitted) shows 1 killed, 5 wounded. For continuation of report,
see Vol. XL, Part I.