694 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. (Crisp. XLVIII.
until evening. On the morning of May 6 was ordered forward on
the right of the plank road, crossed to the left, and engaged the
enemy. Was compelled to fall back on account of the Second Corps
(Hancock's) breaking on our left ; formed on the plank road, about
1 mile from the cross-road ; moved up to the cross-road and sup-
ported the Second Corps. At 8 p. m. moved to the right, near the
Old Furnace, and bivouacked for the night. On the morning of the
7th threw up a rifle-pit ; at 1 p. in. moved about 1i miles to the
extreme right, and built another rifle-pit.
On the evening of May 7, 8.30 p. m., moved on the Chancellors-
ville plank road toward Spotsylvania Court-House ; was formed in
line of battle on the evening of the 8th, but was not engaged. May
9, built a rifle-pit, and remained in the pit until 12 m. On the 11th
moved to the left to support a charge, which, for some reason, was
not made ; at dark fell back to the rear and remained all night.
Daybreak May 12 we moved to the left, and, at an early hour,
engaged the enemy. The regiment lost very heavily in enlisted men.
At dark moved to the right, and bivouacked for the night. 3.30
p. m. May 13 took up a, position on the left, near where we fought
yesterday. May 14, at daybreak moved to the Anderson farm, and
rested here for the night. May 15, 1 p. in., the regiment moved to
support a reconnaissance to the Ny River, and rested for the night.
16th, all quiet ; at dark a detail of 2 officers and 60 men went on
picket across the river. 17th, the regiment crossed the River Ny,
and remained there until 10 p. m., and recrossed the river and
moved to the right. May 18, at daybreak the regiment was formed
in the front line ; suffered considerably from shells. 11 a. in., fell
back. 2 p. m., moved to our old position near the Ny River. May
19, moved at daybreak ; halted at 7 a. m. and intrenched ; moved
again at 10 p. m. toward the right. May 20, 2 a. m., halted near
the point where the enemy charged on our wagons on the Fred-
ericksburg road ; moved at 11 a. in. to the front, and remained for
the night. May 21, 10 a. in., moved across the Ny River. 1 p. m.,
was thrown in line of battle, and completed a rifle-pit ; the enemy
charged our skirmish line, but was repulsed. 10 p. m., moved in a
May 22, 9 a. m., halted near Guiney's Station, on the Fredericks-
burg railroad. 3 p. m., took up line of march and halted at 10 p.
in. for the night. This regiment, with the Sixty-second New York
Volunteers, was sent forward to the front with orders to hold a road.
May 23, moved at 9 a. m. After crossing a stream we halted and
formed line of battle ; moved at 4.30 p. m. ; marched very fast until
dark, when we halted near the North Anna, and rested for the night.
May 24, moved at daybreak, crossed the river at Ox Ford Mill
4.30 a. m.; laid near the river until 6.30 p. m. ; moved forward to
second line of battle in a rifle-pit. May 25, moved at 8 a. in. about
2 miles in front of the rifle-pits, near Little River ; remained here all
night. May 26, laid all day in the pits ; at 8 p. m. fell back and crossed
the North Anna ; had a very hard march through the mud ; marched