CHAP. XLVIII.] RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 735
JUNE 2, 1864.
. Brigadier-General RICKETTS,
Headquarters Third Division, Sixth Army Corps :
GENERAL ?ª Major-General Wright directs me to say that he transmits the within
to you with great pleasure.
Your obedient servant,
R. F. HALSTED,
Captain and Aide-de-Camp.
June 2, the captured works were altered and strengthened for de-
fensive operations. No general engagement occurred on this day,
but skirmishing and artillery fire continued. On the 3d of June
Col. John W: Horn assumed temporary command of the brigade in
consequence of the indisposition of Colonel Smith. The brigade
formed (One hundred and tenth and One hundred and twenty-
second Ohio in the first line, Ninth New York Heavy Artillery in
the second, and third lines, and the Sixth Maryland, One hundred
and twenty-sixth Ohio, and One hundred and thirty-eighth Penn-
sylvania in the fourth line), moved forward about 6 a. m. June 3,
a distance of 200 yards, and then, under a heavy fire of the enemy,
intrenched, using' bayonets, tin cups, and plates for this purpose.
Many valiant officers were killed and wounded on this day. From
the 3d to the 10th gradual approaches were made toward the enemy's
works by means of zig-zag lines. Heavy firing was constantly kept
up along the lines. The Third Division moved to the rear and left
about 2 a. m. June 11, and halted in rear of the Second Division,
Second Army Corps. At dusk the division relieved the portion of
the line then occupied by the Second Division, Second Army Corps.
Colonel Smith resumed command of the brigade June 12.*
I am, captain, truly, your obedient and humble servant,
J. WARREN KEIFER,
Colonel 110th Ohio Volunteers, Commanding Brigade.
Capt. ANDREW J. SMITH,
Asst. Adjt. Gen., Third Division, Sixth Corps.
Report of Col. John W. Horn, Sixth Maryland Infantry.
HDQRS. SIXTH REGIMENT MARYLAND VOLS.,
September 14, 1864.
SIR : I hereby transmit you a detailed account of the operations
of this regiment from May 4, 1864, to July 9, 1864.
On the 3d day of May my regiment was on picket, I being division
officer of the day. At noon was ordered to report to General Rick-
etts, and from him received orders to withdraw my pickets at 8 a. m.
that day, as the corps was to move at 4 a. m. next morning. At
the appointed time I withdrew the line and reached camp about
midnight. Next morning, May 4, moved from camp with 419 mus-
kets and 23 officers in line, taking the road to Germanna Ford, which
*For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.