634 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. terup. XLVIII.
forward some 3 miles found the enemy, and engaged him on the
30th, with some loss. On the 1st of June were called upon to support
a line upon our right, which was done with a small loss. The losses
sustained from the recrossing of the North Anna to the 12th of June
are as follows : Killed, 1 man ; wounded, 20 men ; missing, 1 man. *
Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding.
Report of Maj. John T. Jack, Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Infantry.
Report in pursuance of Special Orders, No. 209, from headquarters
Army of the Potomac, dated August 5, 1864.
May 4.-1 a. m. left Culpeper, Va., aid marched until morning
and halted ; at 8.30 a. m. took up the line of march and marched
until 3.30 p. m.
May 5.—Engaged with enemy and we were repulsed. In the
afternoon marched on the enemy from another direction, but not
May 6.—At 5.30 a. m. fight opened. Fifty-sixth, in connection
with Seventy-sixth New York Volunteers, charged the enemy's bat-
tery, and for want of re-enforcements were repiilsed. Afternoon
Fifty-sixth, in connection with 400 men, representatives of all regi-
ments in the division, took the works abandoned by the Second
Corps and which were hotly contested for by the enemy, who lost
heavily in attempting to hold them.,
May 7.—In line of battle at the cross-roads until evening and then
marched to near the Wilderness Tavern. 10 p. m. took up the line
of march and marched all night and halted at 8 a. m. on the 8th of
May, at which time the Fifty-sixth, in connection with Fourteenth
New York State Militia, were advanced in line of battle, supported
by the remainder of the division.
May 9.—Occasional firing between the skirmishers during the
May 10.—Charged the enemy's works twice and were repulsed both
May 11.—Same as on the previous day.
May 12.—Charged the enemy's works again, and were repulsed.
Marched about 2 miles to the left, and during the whole night kept
up a continual musketry fire upon the enemy's works.
May 13.—The regiment, in connection with remainder of the bri-
gade, was relieved at 2.30 a. m. and rested until 7 a. m., and then
joined the remainder of the division near Laurel Hill. At 10 p. m.
the regiment took up the line of march to the support of Burnside,
arriving within 2 miles of Spotsylvania Court-House at 6 a. m. of
May 14, and then strengthened the works.
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.