CHAP. XLVIII.] RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 649
Marched from Wilderness at 7 p. m. on the evening of the 7th of
May, and marched to near Spotsylvania Court-House. Remained in
that locality until the 15th, when we marched to Fredericksburg,
where, on the 17th, received orders assigning battery to the Fifth
Corps. Joined corps on the evening of the same day, and took posi-
tion immediately in front of Spotsylvania at 2 o'clock on the morn-
ing of the 18th. Fired 118 rounds ; no casualties. Remained in
position in front of Spotsylvania until 3 o'clock on the morning of
the 21st, when battery drew back 1 mile to rear and remained in
Marched from in front of Spotsylvania at 10 a. m. on the 21st, and
marched to near Guiney's' Station and camped. Marched 10 miles
on the 22d. Marched at 10 a. m. on the 23d ; arrived at North Anna
River at 3 p. m. Took position on the north bank and fired 8 rounds ;
no casualties. Crossed North Anna River on the morning of the
25th and camped. Recrossed the, river on the morning of the 26th
Broke camp near North Anna on the morning of the 27th; marched
25 miles. Marched 12 miles on the 28th, crossed the Pamunkey River
and went into camp. Remained in camp until the 30th, when we
marched 2 miles and took position ; withdrew from position the same
day without firing and camped. Remained in camp until June 1,
when we marched to the front on the Mechanicsville road and took
position. One section of the battery was ordered in the advance,
and fired 8 rounds. Captain Sheldon wounded severely, Corporal
Warren slightly, and Private Wheeler seriously ; has since died.
Moved on the 2d 12 miles to the left, took position and fired 163
rounds ; no casualties. Remained in same position on the 3d ;
fired 303 rounds. Private O'Hara wounded. Withdrew from posi-
tion at 8 p. m. on the 5th ; marched 5 miles and camped near Cold
Harbor ; remained in camp until the 11th.*
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. E. ROGERS,
First Lieutenant, Corndg. Battery B, First New York Arty.
ASST. ADJT. GEN., ARTY. BRIG., FIFTH CORPS.
R( port of Liettt. Lester I. Richardson, Battery D, First New York
HDQRS. BATTERY D, FIRST NEW YORK ARTILLERY,
August 12, 1864.
LIEUTENANT : I have the honor to make the following report of
the part taken by this battery under my command in the recent
active operations of the army
The captain commanding being severely wounded in the Wilder-
ness on the morning of May 5, I assumed command the same day.
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.