OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.
Itinerary of the First Division, Ninth Army Corps. *
May 4.—Left Bealeton Station, Va.; marched. to Germanna Ford.
May 5.—In position at Germanna Ford.
May 6.—Engaged at the battle of the Wilderness, supporting Sec-
May 7.—Remained in position.
May 8 and 9.—Marched to the Ny River.
May 10.--Brig. Gen. T. G. Stevenson, commanding, was killed in
front of Spotsylvania Court-House, and Col. D. Leasure, One hun-
dredth Pennsylvania Volunteers, assumed command.
May 12.—Engaged in front of Spotsylvania Court-House. Major-
General Crittenden assumed command at 4 a. m.
May 13 to 18.—In the trenches in front of Spotsylvania Court-
House ; unsuccessful charge on the enemy's works by the First Bri-
gade on the 18th.
May 19.—Moved to the left and took up a new position.
May 21 to 23.—Marched to North Anna River.
May 24.—Crossed at Ox Ford ; First Brigade sent on reconnais-
sance and heavily engaged.
May 25 and 26.—Remained on south bank of the river and in-
May 27.—Recrossed at night.
May 29.—Marched to Pamunkey River.
May 30.—Crossed near Hanovertown at daybreak.
May 31.—Went into position near Totopotomoy Creek.
June 1.—Encamped near Totopotomoy Creek, Va. ; reconnaissance
June 2.—In p. m. moved to the left into new position near Bethes-
da Church ; attacked in rear on the march and many of the pickets
June 3.—Battle of Bethesda Church ; this division slightly en-
gaged, supporting Second and Third Divisions. The Twenty-ninth
Massachusetts Volunteers reported and were assigned to Second
June 4.—Moved again to the left and remained there.
June 5.—Not in position until evening, when the division again
moved to the left and took up a position on the extreme left of the
June 6.—The First Brigade was sent to a position at Allen's Mill,
connecting by a line of pickets on the right with the cavalry and on
the left with the Second Brigade, the Third (Provisional) Brigade
remaining in reserve. The Twenty-seventh New York Battery,
Capt. J. B. Eaton, reported this day in accordance with Special
Orders, No. 78, paragraph III, headquarters Ninth Army Corps.
Remained in this position without being engaged until the 12th.
June 7.—Major-General Crittenden was relieved at his own re-
quest from command of the division by Special Orders, No. 30, par-
agraph I, headquarters Armies of the United States. Brig. Gen. J.
H. Ledlie, commanding First Brigade, assumed command of this
* From returns for May and June.