CHAP. XLVM.1 RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 773
At Cold Harbor, June 3, the battery at the time held in reserve,
one of the caissons was struck by a shell from the enemy's guns,
causing the loss in material of 2 limber-chests, with contents ; 2
wheels, 1 caisson stock, 4 poles, and parts of 2 sets of harness.
From the morning of June 5 until evening of June 12 the battery
was in position on skirmish line near Cold Harbor. Number of
rounds of ammunition expended, 35.
In the march across the Chickahominy and the James, the oper-
ations near Petersburg, also the movement to Reams' Station, it was
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Captain, Fifth Artillery, Comdg. Battery M.
Lieut. E. N. WHITTIER,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. Gen., Arty. Brig., Sixth Corps.
Reports of Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, U. S. Army, commanding
Cavalry Corps, including operations April 6-August 4.
HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
May 5, 1864-5.30 p. m.
GENERAL : The enemy's cavalry, in strong force, attacked General
Wilson at Craig's Church. I sent General Gregg out to his support.
General Gregg is now driving the enemy in the direction of Craig's
Church. Everything is going on very well.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
P. H. SHERIDAN,
Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, ,
Chancellorsville, Va., May 5, 1864-11.10 [p. m.].
GENERAL : I have the honor to report that General Wilson was
attacked to-day at Craig's Meeting-House. At first he drove the
enemy on the Catharpin road for some distance ; then they drove
him back to Todd's Tavern, where he was joined by General Gregg's
command. General Gregg attacked the enemy and drove them back
to Beech Grove, distance about 4 miles. I cannot do anything with
the cavalry except to act on the defensive, on account of immense
amount of material and trains here, and on the road to Ely's Ford.
Had I moved to Hamilton's Crossiirg early this morning, the en-
emy would have ruined everything. Why cannot infantry be sent
to guard the trains, and let me take the offensive ? The casualties
of the Second and Third Divisions to-day are between 50 and 60.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
P. II. SHERIDAN,
Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff.