CHAP. XLVIII.] RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 721
Itinerary of the Fourth Brigade, Second?ª Division, Sixth Army
The Fourth Brigade has participated in all the marches and en-
gagements in which the Second Division, Sixth Corps, has been en-
gaged since leaving Brandy Station, Va. They have participated in
the following engagements : May 5 and 6, Wilderness ; May 8, 12, and
18, Spotsylvania Court-House, besides numerous skirmishes.
Itinerary of the Third Division, Sixth Army Corps.
May 4.—The division broke camp at 4 a. m., and marching by way
of Stevensburg crossed the Rapidan at Germanna Ford at 4 p. m. ;
bivouacked for the night near the ford.
May 5 to 7.—Participated in the battle of the Wilderness, the Second
Brigade losing quite heavily in killed, wounded, and missing. Brig-
adier-General Seymour assumed command of the Second BrigadUon
the 5th, and was made a prisoner on the evening of the 6th. On the
night of the 7th the division moved to the left by way of Chancellors-
May 8.—Took position 2 miles from Spotsylvania Court-House.
May 9.—Threw up intrenchments. Brig. Gen. William H. Morris,
commanding First Brigade, was severely wounded. For several days
the division was engaged marching and intrenching, with almost
continued skirmishing ; casualties frequent.
May 21.--4n the evening the division marched in direction of the
North Anna River by way of Guiney's Station.
May 22.—Passed through Guiney's Bridge and Lebanon Church.
May 23.—Through Golansville and Mount Carmel Church.
May 24.—Crossed the North Anna at Jericho Ford.
May 25.—The Ninth New York Heavy Artillery, numbering 60
officers and 2,101 men, was assigned to the command.
May 26.—Recrossed the river at Jericho Ford, marching to Ches-
May 27.—Marched to near Hornquarter Creek.
May 28.—Crossed the Pamunkey River at Widow Nelson's bridge
and halted at 12 m.
May 29.—Remained in same place.
May 30.---parched in the direction of Hanover Court-House, reach-
ing Oak Forest at 2 p. m. ; threw out skirmishers ; remained in posi--
tion during the night.
May 31.—At about noon advanced across Totopotomoy Creek.
June 1.—The division marched at 1.30 a. m. ; reached Old Church
at 8 a. m. and Cold Harbor at 10 a. m. ; relieved the cavalry and threw
up works. At 6 p. m. charged the enemy's works, capturing several
hundred prisoners and two lines of intrenchments.
June 2.—No movement ; lines straightened and breast-works
* From return for May.
t From returns for May and June.
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