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we had previously occupied. Having reformed we moved, early in
the afternoon, to the first line on the right of the plank road, where
we remained until dark, when we were relieved and moved into the
second line, our left resting near the above-mentioned road. Our
loss this day was 2 line officers wounded, Capt. Friend H. Barney
and Lieut. Leonard J. Brownson, and 48 enlisted men killed,
wounded, and missing. The number of officers killed in the en-
gagements of the 5th and 6th of May is 3 ; the number wounded,
10 ; total, 13. The number of enlisted men killed, 25 ; wounded,
177 ; missing, 31 ; total, 233. Aggregate loss, officers and men, 246.
At 3 p. m. of the 7th of May we moved to the right of the
army and rejoined the Sixth Corps. At 10 p. m. of the same day
we commenced marching to the left, by the way of Chancellorsville,
and although the men were worn down and almost exhausted by
their incessant and arduous labors, they maintained their ranks
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
E. A. HAMILTON,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
Report of Capt. Friend H. Barney, Fifth Vermont Infantry, of
operations May 8-20.
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH VERMONT VOLUNTEERS,
August 27, 1864.
SIR : In compliance with orders from brigade headquarters, I have
the honor to forward the following memoranda of the part sustained
by my command in the second epoch of the present campaign against
Sunday, May 8, served as train guard through Chancellorsville
to the vicinity of the River Ny. At 3 p. m. we were relieved and
ordered to the front. About dark the Third Division of this corps
made a charge, and we supported the left, but without loss.
Monday, May 9, was employed in throwing up defenses on the
left of the Third Division.
Tuesday, May 10, twelve regiments from the Second and First
Divisions, under Colonel Upton, formed in two lines of battle,
our regiment being on the left, and a charge being made, the first
line of the enemy's works was carried and held until after dark.
In this movement our regiment suffered severely. Maj. C. P. Dud-
ley, who had been in command since the 5th instant, after having
with great courage and gallantry led the charge, bearing the colors
in his own hands, and cheering on his men with words of patriotic
encouragement and enthusiastic devotion, was wounded and carried
from the field. The comipand then devolved upon Capt. E. A.
Hamilton, Company F. During the 11th we were in reserve. On
the 12th our division moved to the left as a support to the Second
Corps. The fighting of this day is without a parallel in the history
of this campaign, if, indeed, it has its equal in the records of the
present war. The enemy charged repeatedly and pertinaciously.
Capt. A. BROWN, Jr.,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.