730 OPlRAPIONS IN SR. VA. AND N. C. [Ctuts. XLVIII.
than I anticipated and expressed to the then commander of the corps.
The right of the line was perfectly unsupported, and of necessity
so thin that successful resistance to such a flank attack was at least
improbable. The commanders of regiments, without exception, are
recommended to your favorable notice, Colonels Smith, Keifer, and
Horn more particularly, for prominent gallantry and efficiency.
The report of. Brigadier-General Shaler accompanies this. I re-
spectfully commend him to your consideration for the personal
bravery and intelligence with which he handled his brigade.
Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,
Report of Col. J. Warren Keifer, One hundred- and tenth Ohio In-
- fantry, commanding Second Brigade.
, HDQRS. SECOND BRIG., THIRD DIV., 6TH ARMY CORPS,
Camp near Cedar Creek, Va., November 1, ]864.
CAPTAIN : I have the honor to make the following report of oper-
ations of this command, commencing May 4, 1864, and ending July
9, 1864 :
This brigade was composed May 4, 1864, of the One hundred and
tenth, One hundred and twenty-second, and One hundred and twenty-
sixth Ohio, Sixth Maryland, and One hundred and thirty-eighth
Pennsylvania Infantry Regiments, and a detachment of men from
the Sixty-seventh Pennsylvania, temporarily attached to the One
hundred and thirty-eighth Pennsylvania. The regiments were com-
manded, respectively, by myself, Col. W. H. Ball, Lieut. Col. A. W.
Ebright, Col. John W. Horn, and Col. M. R. McClennan. The bri-
gade was commanded on that day by Col. B. F. Smith, One hundred
and twenty-sixth Ohio. The brigade moved from its camp near
Culpeper Court-House, Va., at daylight on the 4th of May, and
crossed. the Rapidan River at Germanna Ford about sunset of the
same day, and bivouacked for the night on the bank of the river.
Early upon the morning of the 5th of May, Brig. Gen. T. Seymour
assumed command of the brigade, relieving Colonel Smith.
The brigade moved about 8 a. m. upon the Germanna Ford road,
leading to the Fredericksburg and Orange Court-House pike, but had
not proceeded far until orders were received to return to and guard
the ford and pontoon bridges, which it did. At about 11 a. m. the
brigade again marched toward the turnpike above named, and
arriving near it, was halted upon a hill to the right of the road upon
which it had marched. About 1 p. m. orders were received for the
brigade to proceed to the right of the line, and report to General H.
G. Wright, commanding a division of the Sixth Corps. Heavy
firing had already commenced along the line. This brigade went
into position in two lines, about 2 p. m., upon the extreme right of
the army, the One hundred and tenth Ohio and Sixth Maryland in
the front, and the One hundred and twenty-second Ohio, One hun-
dred and thirty-eighth Pennsylvania, and One hundred and twenty-
Maj. Gen. H. G. WRIGHT,
Commanding Sixth Army Corps.