658 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. [CHAP. XLVIiI.
of Fifth Army Corps. On the night of the 13th marched by a
circuitous route, crossing the Ny River and confronting the enemy
in front of Spotsylvania Court-House, near the Fredericksburg
turnpike, when we went into position and remained till the 18th,
when we advanced to our left and front, forming in battery on
Brigadier-General Crawford's (Third) division line, together with
Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artillery and the Third Massachu-
setts Light Artillery, engaged the enemy's artillery posted in heavy
works immediately in front of the town. Expended 383 rounds of
ammunition. The casualties were 1 veteran volunteer mortally
wounded, and also a sergeant severely wounded. At the enemy's
attack on our right and rear 1 bugler was captured with horse and
equipments. [May 17, by order of General Meade, turned in one
section of the battery, two pieces with horses and equipments.]
Left Spotsylvania on the 21st, arriving at the North Anna River
on the 23d, taking position on the north bank of the river at the
extreme left of long range batteries, D, Fifth U. S. Artillery, and
B, First Pennsylva4ia Artillery, posted to cover the crossing of the ?ª
Fifth Army Corps at Jericho Ford. We fired 87 rounds of ammu-
nition with marked effect, silencing the enemy's artillery thrown
boldly forward for the purpose of shelling the Fifth Army Corps,
which was en masse and crossing upon a pontoon bridge.
Crossed the Pamunkey River the 28th, and went into position at
a trot on the afternoon of the 30th, coming to the assistance of
Battery D, First U. S. Artillery, 100 yards to the left of its position ;
engaged a rebel battery posted upon the Mechanicsville turnpike
and drove them, expending 76 rounds of Schenkl shot and shell.
Advanced June 2 across the Mechanicsville turnpike, entering and
passing through heavy timber by a cut road. We formed en eche-
lon on the extreme left of General Crawford's line of battle. Re-
mained in this position duelling daily until the night of June 5,
expending 350 rounds of ammunition, and were subject to a fire of
sharpshooters, and fighting 10, 12, and 20 pounders. It was 9 miles
to Richmond ; in moving out at'night we lost 1 man captured. *
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. L. ANDERSON,
First Lieut., Comdg. Battery L, First New York Artillery.
Lieut. F. MORRIS,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Itinerary of the Sixth Army Corps. }
May 1 to 4.—Near Brandy Station.
May 4.—Crossed the Rapidan at Germanna Ford, encamping at
night on the south side of the Rapidan.
May 5.—Moved toward Wilderness Tavern.
*For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.
f From returns for May and June.