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ketry fire. This position was maintained with frequent artillery
duels and fusilades of musketry, particularly at night, until the
evening of the llth.*
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
HENRY R. DALTON,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Maj. C. A. WHITTIER.
Itinerary of the First Brigade, First Division, Sixth Army Corps. f
The brigade has been engaged in all the engagements in which the
Sixth Corps has participated from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor,
The brigade has been engaged in all the battles in which the Sixth
Corps participated from Cold Harbor, Va., to and before Peters-
Report of Capt. Baldwin Hufly, Fourth New Jersey Infantry,
HDQRS. FOURTH NEW JERSEY VETERAN VOLUNTEERS,
October 9, 1864.
SIR : In compliance with Special Orders, No. 174, headquarters
Sixth Army Corps, August 30, 1864, I have the honor to make the
following report of the part taken by the Fourth Regiment New
Jersey Veteran Volunteers in the operations included in the time
between the crossing of the Rapidan to the embarkation of the corps
at City Point, July 9, 1864 :
The army broke camp at 4.30 a. m. of May 4, the Sixth Corps
crossing the Rapidan at Germanna Ford, the Fourth Regiment at
2.20 p. m., and went into camp near the Wilderness at 4.30 p. m.
May 5.--43roke camp at 6.20 a. m., and about two hoUrs after com-
menced skirmishing, which was continued at intervals until 3.15
p. m., when, a charge being ordered, the enemy were driven some
distance, the regiment behaving gallantly. At 7 p. m. another
charge was made with like effect. The skirmishing continued
nearly all night.
May 6.—At 2 a. m. the regiment was engaged in another charge,
but was obliged to fall back to the second line at about 7 a. m.,
where breast-works were built at 7 p. m. After severe fighting, the
enemy succeeded in turning the right flank of the army, causing a
change of ours to be made. During the severe fighting, Major Vick-
ers became detached from the regiment and was taken prisoner.
, May 7.—The regiment was sent at 3 a: m. to re-enforce the right,
build breast-works, which were left at 10 p. m. and a night march
made toward Spotsylvania Court-House.
*For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.
f From returns for May and June.