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twenty-second in fourth line. In the afternoon assaulted the enemy's
works ; carried and held them. June 2, engaged in strengthening
captured intrenchments. On the morning of June 3 again assaulted
the enemy's works (One hundred and tenth and One hundred and
twenty-second Ohio constituting the first line of the brigade, Second
Division, on right, First Brigade on left), when within 300 yards of
the rebel defenses, and halted. The One hundred and tenth Ohio
moved forward (under brigade orders). I being governed by the
right moved my regiment with it, but discovering when the line had
advanced 50 yards that the Second Division remained in position, I
ordered my regiment to halt, the right flank of the brigade being
disconnected from the Second Division, and unprotected. We re-
mained in that position under a severe fire, which could not be effect-
ively returned, several hours. I then, in connection with the regi-
ment on my right, withdrew to the line from which it last moved,
when, under fire, we intrenched. Four lines of works were con-
structed, all under fire, and occupied until the night of the 10th, regi-
ments changing position daily, when the regiment, with the brigade,
moved a mile to the left, and on the 11th relieved a part of the
Second Corps, occupying a second line of intrenchments. On the
night of the 12th moved back a half mile to a line of works con-
structed that day.
About 2 a. m. on the 13th marched for Charles City Court-House,
crossing the Chickahominy at Jones' Bridge.*
Report of Lieut. Col. Aaron W. Ebright, One hundred and Twenty-
sixth Ohio Infantry.
HDQRS. 126TH REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY,
August 27, 1864.
LIEUTENANT : In obedience to instructions, I have respectfully to
submit the following report of the part taken by this regiment in the
present campaign from May 4, 1864, to July 9, 1864:
On the 3d day of May, 1864, the regiment, numbering 23 commis-
sioned officers and 555 enlisted men present for duty, then lying in
winter quarters at Brandy Station, Va., was ordered to be in readi-
ness to move at daylight on the following morning. At the appointed
time I moved with the brigade in direction of the Rapidan River,
which stream we reached and crossed without opposition at 4 p. ru.,
and encamped for the night a short distance from the southern bank.
During the afternoon of the succeeding day we marched into the Wil-
derness, meeting the enemy about dark on the extreme right of the
line and engaging him until after night-fall. My regiment being in
the second line of battle, suffered but a loss of 2 enlisted men wounded.
We lay on our arms during the entire night, often disturbed by vol-
leys fired from the skirmish line. The following morning I was or
dered into the front line of battle. At daylight skirmishing was
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.
W. H. BALL,
Colonel 122d Ohio Volunteers.
[Lieut. JOHN A. GUMP,
A. A. A. G., Second Brig., Third Div., Sixth Corps.]