664 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. (Cams. xLvut.
field and retained command of his regiment until the close of the
action. Col. P. Huey, Eighth Pennsylvania Cavalry, was captured.
To the officers of my staff—Capt. H. M. Hughes, assistant inspector-
general Lieut. John B. Maitland, acting assistant adjutant-general ;
Lieut. R. J. Phipps, acting ordnance officer ; Lieutenant Heald,
provost-marshal, and Lieutenants Mattson and Cutler—I am in-
debted for most valuable assistance in carrying orders and keeping
me advised of the operations along a line too extended for personal
supervision. Lieut. John B. Maitland has been performing the
duties of acting assistant adjutant-general since February, 1863,
and deserves and should obtain promotion as assistant adjutant-gen-
eral of volunteers, not only for his ability, but for gallantry in
A numerical list* of casualties accompanies this report. A nomi-
nal list has already been furnished.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. IRVIN GREGG,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
Capt. H. C. WEIR, Assistant Adjutant-General.
Itinerary of the First Maine Cavalry, May 1-June 24. f
May 1.—Regiment was encamped at Paoli Mills, Va.
May 3.—Moved toward Rapidan River.
May 5. —Went on reconnaissance to Fredericksburg and joined
the brigade again at Todd's Tavern. Were engaged with the enemy
at that place on the 7th and 8th, with little loss.
May 9.—Moved with Cavalry Corps on raid toward Richmond.
May 10.—The regiment moved out as advance guard of the column
and skirmished slightly with the enemy in the morning, who gave
way and disappeared for the day.
May 11.—Started from Goodall's Tavern, First Maine as rear
guard. It became necessary to dismount the whole regiment to hold
back a strong force of the enemy while the column moved on. On
withdrawitig these dismounted men the enemy charged, both
mounted and dismounted, and caused the regiment to fall back with
some confusion and considerable loss. The engagement at Brook
turnpike was participated in by the regiment, which occupied a posi-
tion on the left of the line.
May 16.—Moved to Jones' Bridge in advance of corps to prepare a
crossing for the column.
Mdy 29.—Were in the reserve in the engagement at Haw's Shop,
near Hanovertown. Estimated distance traveled, 300 miles ; aggre-
gate casualties, 69.
June 2.—Engaged the enemy near Barker's Mill.
June 11.—Participated in engagement at Trevilian Station, sup-
porting Randol's battery.
June 22.—Having crossed the river at White House, skirmished
with the enemy the greater part of the day near Black Creek with
June 24.—Engaged at Saint Mary's Church with considerable
loss ; estimated number of miles traveled, 275.
* Not found ; but see revised statement, pp. 129,163,177,184,185,
f From brigade returns for May and June.