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at dark. Five men wounded. On the 23d, at 9 a. m., pickets with-
drawn and march continued to the left, reaching North Anna River
near Island Ford at 2 p. m. ; forded the river and formed on the
south bank preparatory to going into bivouac, when our troops in
front were attacked by the enemy. In obedience to orders we
moved forward to their support and threw up breast-works. On
the 25th, at 7 a. m., moved to the front, going into bivouac near
May 26, at 9 p. m. took up the line of march ; halted at 5 p. m.
on the 27th at Mangohick and went into bivouac. On the 28th, at 5
a. m., continued the march, crossing the Pamunkey at Hanovertown.
Went into bivouac and constructed breast-works. On the 29th broke
camp at 10 a. m., moved to the right and front near Totopotomoy
River, and bivouacked at 9 p. m. On the 30th broke camp at 11 a.
m. and moved to the front ; skirmishers heavily engaged with the
enemy ; Captain Nash and 1 man wounded. At dark went on picket
at the right of Mechanicsville road and about 5 miles from Mechan-
icsville. On the 31st relieved at 12 m. and went into bivouac.
June 1, at noon moved to the left and front about 1 mile and
constructed breast-works. At 7 p. m. the enemy attacked our line
and were repulsed. On the 2d, at 2 p. m., moved to the rear about
14- miles and rested in line of battle. On the 3d took up position on
the right of Third Brigade, advancing under heavy artillery and
musketry fire, and constructed breast-works ; lost Capt. B. K. Kim-
berly wounded, and 4 men killed and 16 wounded. On the 5th, at
midnight, moved to the left 4 miles and went into bivouac. On the
7th, at 4 a. m.; marched to Sumner's Bridge, on the Chickahominy,
and went into bivouac. *
I am, lieutenant, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. B. KNOX,
Report of Lieut. Col. De Wilt C. McCoy, Eighty-third Pennsylvania
HDQRS. EIGHTY-THIRD PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,
Near Petersburg, Va., August 7, 1864.
LIEUTENANT : In compliance with Special Orders, No. 209, cur-
rent series, from headquarters Army of the Potomac, I have the
honor to report the part taken by this command in the operations of
the campaign beginning at the crossing of the Rapidan and ending
in the assault upon the enemy's works in front of Petersburg on the
30th day of July, 1864, as follows :
The regiment crossed the Rapidan on the 4th of May last, then as
all the time since and now being a part of the Third Brigade, First
Division, Fifth Army Corps. Marching thence to Old Tavern, on the
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.
Lieut. L. C. BARTLETT,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.