CHAP. XLVIII.] RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 763
with the brigade via Guiney's Station, thence crossing the North
Anna River at Jericho Ford at 7.30 p. in. of the 24th. On the 25th
moved to Noel's Station, where the railroad was destroyed. Battery
was in position near Anderson's house from about 11 p. m. of the
25th to 7.30 p. m. of the 26th, when it recrossed the North Anna,
with the brigade, at Jericho Ford, marching through Chesterfield,
thence to Pamunkey River, crossing near Hanovertown on the
28th with the First Division, Artillery Brigade. On the 30th of
May marched in direction of Hanover Court-House to Atlee's Sta-
tion, where the railroad was destroyed ; thence marched to near
Hanovertown, and on the night of the 31st and morning of June 1
to Cold Harbor, Va. The battery took position on the right of the
road near and a little beyond the tavern, and was in action on the
1st, 2d, and 3d, expending 313 rounds of solid shot, 233 case-shot,
and 80 shell. Lost 5 horses shot.
Private Henry B. Fisher was slightly wounded in thigh on the
1st. Private S. E. Hook severely wounded in left arm on the 2d, and
on the 5th Private David S. Morse was killed during a fierce assault
of the enemy in our front. The battery remained at Cold Harbor
under a heavy fire of the enemy (and a part of the time cross-fire)
from June 1 to the night of the 12th about 11.30 p. m.*
I am, sir, with great respect,
Lieut., Comdg. Battery A, Massachusetts Arty.
Lieut. E. N. WHITTIER,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. Gen., Artillery Brig., Sixth Corps.
Report of Lieut. Augustin N. Parsons, Battery A, First New
Jersey Light Artillery, of operations June 1-11.
BATTERY A, FIRST NEW JERSEY ARTILLERY,
August 30, 1864.
SIR : I have the honor to make the following report of the part
taken by Battery A, First New Jersey Artillery, in the marches and
engagements commencing on the 1st day of June, 1864. I am not
able to give the particulars or details, as I was not in command of
the battery. at that time, and I have no reliable data to refer to :
On the 1st day of June, about 3.30 p. m., the battery was ordered
by the chief of artillery of the Sixth Corps to go into position on the
left of the road leading from Cold Harbor to Gaines' Mill, and im-
mediately in front and near the right of General Neill's division,
which position the battery occupied for about one hour and a half,
firing near 200 rounds of shell and case-shot, losing 1 sergeant
wounded and 2 horses killed. The battery was then advanced about
500 yards and very near the skirmish line, where it again opened
fire upon the enemy's batteries and also upon his infantry, firing at
intervals until 10 o'clock at night. During the night temporary earth-
works were thrown up to protect the cannoneers, and at daylight
the enemy opened upon the battery and the infantry supporting it
*For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.