630 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. [Can". XLVIII.
man missing. The regiment joined the Second Brigade, Third
Division, Ninth Army Corps, June 4, 1864, near Cold Harbor, and
marched with the same in front. A detail of the regiment while
working in front of the breast-works June 7 was surprised by the
enemy, and lost 8 men killed, wounded, and missing. *
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Capt. THOMAS MATHEWS,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Report of Lieut. Col. John K Cook, Seventy-sixth New York In-
HDQRS. SEVENTY-SIXTH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS,
Near Petersburg, Va., August 9,'1864.
CAPTAIN : In accordance with Special Orders, No. 209, of August
5, 1864, front headquarters Army of the Potomac, I have the honor
to submit the following report of the part taken by this regiment in
the several operations of the campaign, from the crossing of the
Rapidan to the assault on the enemy's position in front of Peters-
burg, July 30, 1864:
The regiment left winter quarters near Culpeper Court-House on
the night of May 3, and marched via Germanna Ford on the Rapi-
dan to near the Wilderness Tavern, where we arrived at 4 p. m. of
May 4, and bivouacked. On the morning of May 5 marched 2 miles
and engaged the enemy (it was here that Companies B, F, and K
were captured), and from this time to the night of May 13 were en-
gaged in all the battles of the Wilderness.
On the night of May 13 marched to near Spotsylvania Court-
House and intrenched. While here there was continuous firing on
the skirmish line, but no distinct engagement.
Left Spotsylvania on May 21 and marched to near Guiney's
Station and bivouacked. May 22 marched to Saint Margaret's
Church and bivouacked. Started on the morning of May 23 and
marched to and across the North Anna River at Jericho Ford. Soon
after our crossing the enemy attacked and were repulsed. We then
put up breast-workg and bivouacked. On the morning of May 25
marched about 3 miles down river ' ?ª halted and intrenched. On the
night of May 26 recrossed the North Anna, and marched to Man-
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.