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directly the enemy. General Warren subsequently made me swing
forward my left to the forks of the road. All this I communicated
to General Ricketts. About midnight I took up a position in ad-
vance and threw out the One hundred and sixth New York as
May 9, at dawn laid at breast-works. The exterior line was
withdrawn and placed behind the one in the breast-works. About
10 a: m. was ordered to transfer the Fourteenth New Jersey from
tho left of the Eighty-seventh ?ª[Pennsylvania] to its right. While
placing it in position I was wounded by a rifle-ball and rendered
unfit for service in the field.
During the incessant labors of the five days' marching and fight-
ing, I had every reason to be proud of the regiments composing my
brigade, the Eighty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, the Four-
teenth New Jersey, the One hundred and sixth New York, the Tenth
Vermont, and the One hundred and fifty-first New York, and of the
coolness, judgment, and gallantry of their commanding officers, Col-
onel Schall, Lieutenant-Colonel Hall, Lieutenant-Colonel Townsend,
Lieutenant-Colonel Fay, and Lieutenant-Colonel Henry. The field
and line officers also distinguished themselves. The small amount
of straggling from the command showed good discipline.
?ª A list * of casualties is appended.
Capt. Charles H. Leonard, my chief of staff, was untiring in his
duties, and was conspicuous for prompt action, personal exposure,
Capt. Henry C. Lockwood, my aide-de-camp, rendered valuable
service, and was many times exposed to severe fire. Captain Kim-
ball, acting aide-de-camp, was useful and indefatigable. Lieuten-
ant Oakes, acting aide-d.e-camp, accompanied me constantly, and
performed creditably the missions intrusted to his charge. My
thanks are due to my surgeons for their faithful attendance to the
sick and wounded.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. H. MORRIS,
Capt. ADAM E. KING,
Asst. Adjt. Gen., Third Division, Sixth Corps.
Report of Col. William S. Truex, Fourteenth New Jersey Infantry,
commanding First Brigade, of operations May 9-June 11.
HDQRS. FIRST BRIG., THIRD DIV., SIXTH CORPS,
November 19, 1864.
CAPTAIN : I-have the honor to submit the following report of the
operations of this brigade from May 4 to July 9, 1864. To cover the
first epoch, I inclose a verbatim report} of Brig. Gen. William H.
Morris, who commanded the brigade, and who was wounded early
in the morning of the 9th of May, 1864.
* Nominal list omitted,
f See p. 722,