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know not whom. The retreat was necessarily disorderly, there
being barely time for possible escape. The regiment assembled
during the night and early in the morning of the 7th in rear of the
right of the Fifth Corps. Early in the morning of the 7th the
rebels moved upon that position, but were repulsed by artillery.
The infantry did not become engaged.
On the evening of the 7th the regiment with the army moved
toward Spotsylvania Court-House, via Chancellorsville, and took
position during the afternoon of the 8th, and immediately formed
to assault the enemy, the One hundred and twenty-second in fourth
line. Thence the regiment was moved to the right to the crest of a
hill to prevent a flank movement of the enemy in that direction.
Late in the evening the regiment with the brigade moved some 2
miles to the left, where breast-works were constructed, One hundred
and twenty-second Ohio in second line. On the 9th the larger part
of the regiment was placed upon the skirmish line, and remained
three days. Those in line were constantly under fire from the sharp-
shooters of the enemy and occasional shelling. On the 10th my
regiment, with the brigade, supported artillery engaged in shelling
the enemy. In the afternoon moved to the left and took position
with the brigade on the right of the army and near the point of at-
tack on the enemy's works. The regiment was under fire both of
artillery and musketry, but not engaged. On the 11th the entire
regiment was placed on picket. Twice in the night the line was
attacked, but neither broken nor driven back. On the 14th marched,
with the corps, to the left, crossed the River Ny, and took position
near the Anderson house, and intrenched, One hundred and twenty-
second in second line. On the evening of the 17th moved with the
corps to the right to assault the enemy; reached the position at day-
light, were shelled, and returned to position left the evening before.
On the 19th advanced some 2 miles, took position, and intrenched.
On the afternoon of the 21st retired to an intermediate line ; pick-
ets vigorously attacked ; regiment placed in position to receive an
attack. In the evening marched with the corps to the left.
During the evening of the 21st moved via Guiney's Station to-
ward the North Anna River, guarding the train until the 25th, when
we came to Jericho Ford, on the North Anna, when the regiment
was detached to guard the ford.
On the evening of the 26th marched, with the corps, via Chester-
field, crossed the Pamunkey on the 28th, and on the 30th moved to-
ward the Totopotomoy, arriving on the 31st. We moved forward
under artillery fire, took position, One hundred and twenty-second
Regiment in first line, and found the skirmish line closely engaged.
The skirmishers were pressed back to the line of battle, but the
rebels fell back without engaging the line, and the skirmishers
resumed their position. The regiment was under sharp skirmish
fire of the enemy and lost several men.. In the morning moved with
the corps to Cold Harbor.
Came to Cold Harbor June 1, in the forenoon. Found the cavalry
engaged with the enemy, and threw up breast-works, then moved
half a mile to the left and formed to assault, One hundred and