CHAP. XLVIII1 RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 695
May 27,?ªhalted for breakfast near Chesterfield Station. 5 a. m.,
moved in direction of the Pamunkey River ; halted at dark near the
river for the night. May 28, moved at 4 a. m., crossed the Pamun-
key at 8.30 a. m., and intrenched ; remained here all night. May
29, six companies of the regiment went on picket. 4.30 p. m., moved
to the right about 5 miles ; joined the First Division near Peake's
Turnout, at 2 a. m. May 30, moved at an early hour to the sta-
tion ; started back about 3 p. m., and marched about 7 miles, and
formed in line to support a battery. May 31, laid all day at this
place until 4 p. m. ; moved forward about half a mile and rested for
the night. June 1, moved at 3 a. m.; halted at 4 a. in. for break-
fast near Overton's Cross-Roads ; moved at 5 a. m., got lost, and
marched some miles out of the way ; halted at 7 p. m. near Cold Har-
bor ; the regiment was deployed around the wagon train. At 9 p.
m. was drawn in and marched to the front and threw up a rifle-pit.
June 2, 10 a. in., moved to the right and relieved the One hundred
and sixty-ninth New York Volunteers on the skirmish line. Loss
very heavy in officers and men. JUne 3, at 5 a. m., advanced on the
enemy's works ?ª was relieved by the Fourth Vermont Volunteers.
Loss heavy in officers and men. Laid all night and next day in the
rifle-pit. In the evening was relieved and marched to the rear.
June 5 and 6, had a good day's rest. Only 1 man wounded by stray
bullets. June 7, 2 a. m., moved to the front line of pits. Captain
Dyer wounded. Remained all day in front. Flag of truce was
granted from 4 to 6 p. in., to bury the dead. June 8, 2 a. m., was
relieved ; fell back to the rear ; remained all day. 9th, sent out 70
men for picket. 10th, sent out 70 men for picket. 11th, sent out 50
men for fatigue, to build a breast-work in the rear, and 70 men for
the picket-line. 12th, about 7 p. m., moved to the rear on the road
to Bottom's Bridge ?ª marched all night. *
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major, Commanding Regiment.
Capt. GEORGE OLENDENIN, Jr.,
Reports of Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Grant, U. S. Army, commanding
Second Brigade. ..
HEADQUARTERS VERMONT BRIGADE,
In the Field, near Spotsylvania C. H., Va., May 11, 1864.
SIR : I herewith forward you a list t of casualties of this brigade
at the battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 6, and 7 :
There has been fighting every day since, and the brigade has been
more or less engaged every day, but the casualties of the first two
days were much the heaviest. The whole number of casualties at
the present time is 1,363. It is with a sad heart that I inform you
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.
t Embodied in revised statement, p. 127.