636 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. (CHAP. XLVIII.
Report of Capt. Thomas E. Carter, One hundred and fifty-seventh
Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations June 1-July 30.
HEADQUARTERS 157TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,
Before Petersburg, Va., August 8, 1864.
CAPTAIN : Pursuant to Special Orders, No. 209, dated headquarters
Army of the Potomac, August 5, 1864, I have the honor to submit
the following report, under the head of the fifth epoch.
The One hundred and fifty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers joilged
the Army of the Potomac on the evening of June 1, 1861, assigned to
Second Brigade, Fourth Division, Fifth Army Corps. Took part in
the action of June 2, at Mechanicsville road, with a loss of 1 killed and
6 wounded. June 3 occupied a part of the front line of works and
lost on picket 10 men wounded. It took up the line of march on
evening of June 5, with the division, arriving at Cold Harbor on
the morning of June 6, where the regiment rested for twenty-four
hours, after which it marched to Dispatch Station, on the Chicka-
hominy River, where it remained until night of June 12, when it
took up the line of march to Charles City Court-House, arriving at
the last-named place .on the morning of June 14. Rested there
until 16th June. We crossed the James River and marched to the
front of Petersburg, Va., at which place we arrived June 17 ; took
part in the attack on the enemy's works June 18, 1864, where the
regiment lost in killed, 2 ; wounded, 19, and missing, 1. It re-
mained at this place up to July 30, 1864, but took no active part in
the engagement of that date.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
THOS. E. CARTER,
Captain, Comdg. 157th Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Capt. F. H. COWDREY,
Report of Brig. Gen. Edward S. Bragg, U. S. Army, commanding
HDQRS. THIRD BRIG., FOURTH DIV., 5TH ARMY CORPS,
Near Petersburg, August 11, 1864.
CAPTAIN In compliance with Special Orders, No. 209, headquar-
ters Army of the Potomac, I have the honor to submit the follow-
ing report of the part taken by the Third Brigade in the several
operations of this division :
On the 4th of May this brigade moved from its winter encamp-
ment to the Old Wilderness Tavern, and participated in the several
engagements of May 5 and 6, losing heavily in killed, wounded, and
prisoners. On the afternoon of the 6th a portion of the brigade