592 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. [CRAP. MINIM
some time it was found the enemy had retired with their battery.
Marched to near Bowling Green and bivouacked. Killed, enlisted
man, 1; wounded, enlisted man, 1. 23d, marched at 7.30 a. m.;
forded the North Anna River at Island Ford at 3 p. m.; halted in
line on the bluffs above the river ; at 6 p. ni. were ordered to ad-
vance to support the line of First Brigade ; advanced under heavy
shelling anc took position as portion of support of General Ayres'
brigade, he being hotly engaged with the enemy. After dark built
line of works. Wounded, enlisted man, 1. 24th, moved about a
mile to the right and bivouacked. 25th, marched a short distance
to near Little River ; from 9 a. m. until dark engaged in destroying
Virginia Central Railroad. 26th, on picket along Little River near
Hanover Junction. At dark withdrew from .picket-line, and re-
crossed North Anna River. Wounded, enlisted men, 2.
May 27, on the march toward the Pamunkey River ; bivouacked
at dark. 28th, daylight, took up line of march ; 9.30 a. m. crossed
the Pamunkey River, formed line about 1 mile beyond river, and
built line of works. 29th, moved about 3 miles toward Mechanics-
ville. Advanced slowly, supporting skirmishers, crossing Totopo-
tomoy River ; bivouacked near the river. 30th, moved on road
toward Bethesda Church, supporting line of skirmishers. At dark
threw up line of works near the church. Killed, enlisted man, 1.
31st, behind works.
June 1, advanced about a half mile to the front and built works ;
in the evening engaged with the enemy, who charged our works,
and were repulsed. Wounded, enlisted men, 4. 2d, furnished picket
to cover front of brigade; 2 p. m. changed position, with the brigade,
closely followed by the enemy ; leaving detail of picket on picket-
line, took position in rear of works-near Bethesda Church, and were
engaged with the enemy. Wounded, enlisted men, 4; missing,
commissioned officers, 2 ; enlisted men, 86. 3d, 4th, and bth, con-
tinually engaged with the enemy. Wounded, commissioned officer,
1 (since died) ; enlisted man, 1. 5th, 8 p. m., relieved from works ;
marched about 5 miles to left, bivouacking. 6th and 7th, took up
line of march and reached Sumner's Bridge, on the Chickahominy
River. From June 7 to 12 in camp, engaged in doing picket duty.*
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
CHAS. P. HERRING,
First Lieut. L. C. BARTLETT,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Report of Brig. Gen. John C. Robinson, U. S. Army, commanding
Second Division, of operations May 3-8.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 25, 1866.
GENERAL : In compliance with your request I have the honor to
submit the following memorandum of the operations of the Second
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.