890 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. [CHAP.
Report of Maj. George 0. Marcy, First Connecticut Cavalry, of
operations June 1-10.
HDQRS. FIRST CONNECTICUT CAVALRY, July 24, 1864.
SIR : I have the honor to submit the following report of operations
of the First Connecticut Cavalry from June 1, 1864, to July 3, 1864,
during which time I was in command of the regiment :
On the 1st of June Lieutenant-Colonel Blakeslee, then command-
ing the regiment, being wounded, I assumed command on the night
of the 1st, and marched the regiment in rear of a battery of the
Third U. S. Artillery, from Ashland to Hanover Court-House, ar-
riving at the latter place at about 11 o'clock of same night. In the
morning, June 2, the regiment was ordered out on picket, and held
a picket-line in the edge of the woods, the right resting on the road
leading to Hanover Court-House, and left on the railroad. The
picket-line being east of the town was recalled about sundown, June
2, and ordered to join the brigade, about a mile back. The regiment
marched with the brigade the same night to Linney's house, at junc-
tion of roads leading to White House Landino. and Cold Harbor.
On the morning of June 3 we marched to the vicinity of Haw's
Store, and did picket duty for a day or two. At or about June 7,
we went into camp near Ruffin's house, on the banks of the Pamun-
key River. The regiment was immediately detailed for picket duty.
I established and held a line, the right of which rested at Butler's
house, on Cold Harbor road, the left connecting with the infantry
picket of the Ninth Army Corps. I held this line for forty-eight
hours. On or about the 10th day of June I was ordered with the
regiment on picket duty: One squadron, commanded by Capt.
Joseph Backus, was ordered to report to Colonel Brinton, of the
Eighteenth Pennsylvania, and while in command of a reserve post
near Linney's house, the post was attacked by a body of the enemy's
cavalry, and Captain Backus killed. Six men, belonging to Com-
panies K and E, were reported missing. On or about the night of
the 12th of June the regiment marched with the brigade from its
encampment near Ruffin's house to the junction of Cold Harbor and
Old Church roads.*
GEO. 0. MARCY,
Major, Commanding First Connecticut Cay.
Capt. CHARLES H. MILLER,
Asst. Adjt. Gen., 1st Brig., 3d Div., Cay. Corps.
Report of Lieut. Col. Charles C. Suydam, Third New Jersey Cav-
CAMP THIRD NEW JERSEY CAVALRY,
Near Light-Rouse Point, Va., July 25, 1864.
CAPTAIN I have the honor to make the following report of oper-
ations of this regiment during the present campaign, from May 4,
1864, to the present date :
On May 4, 1864, the regiment being then attached to the Ninth
Army Corps, lay in camp at Bristoe Station all day under orders to
be in readiness to move at a moment's notice.
* For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.