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works. On the morning of the 3d of June our brigade advanced
upon the enemy and drove them from a line of works and occu-
pied them until dark, when we were relieved. Our loss in this
engagement was as follows : Officers killed, 2 ; enlisted men killed,
14 ; total, 16. Officers wounded, 4 ; enlisted men wounded, 56 ;
total wounded, 60. Aggregate, 76.
In this engagement Maj. Samuel Moody- was again severely
wounded, losing his right hand. The loss of this gallant officer was
deeply regretted in the regiment. Though suffering from illness
and the wound received on the 6th of May he remained at his post, on
all occasions manifesting courage of the highest order, and entire
devotion to the cause in which lie yielded up his life. He died in
hospital at Washington on the 20th of June, 1864. On the 4th of
June the regiment moved to the left and took position on the right
of the Eighteenth Corps near Cold Harbor. From this time until
the 12th of June we were not engaged beyond the usual skirmishing
along the lines.*
All of which is respectfully submitted.
Capt. CHARLES H. MCCREERY,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Report of Capt. Edwin Evans, One hundred and ninth New York
At about 12 m. of the 5th of May crossed the Rapidan upon pon-
toons near Germanna Ford. Moving along the plank road a short
distance, turned to the right in the woods, formed in line of battle.
Two companies of the battalion (D and I) were ordered on the picket-
line, where they remained until daylight of the 6th of May, and at
5 a. m. took up our line of march toward the Wilderness. En-
tered the woods about 11.30 a. m. by the left flank, and was soon
under fire. Came to a front, returning the fire vigorously and with
considerable effect. After receiving the enemy's fire for a few
moments, we were ordered to a charge, and moved at a double-quick
upon the enemy, driving him from a line of works, taking some,
killing and wounding quite a number of the enemy, and sustaining
a loss in killed and wounded of not far from 60 men. We were re-
lieved at 3.30 p. m., our ammunition being exhausted. Two com-
panies (A and I) were deployed as skirmishers, and remained on the
skirmish line until after dark, when the regiment retired a short
distance and lay down in line of battle. At daybreak on the morn-
ing of the 7th commenced throwing up breast-works, behind which
we remained until 12 m. on the 8th ; a little picket-firing in ,--Jar front,
with one or two slight casualties.
* For continuation of report, see. Vol. XL, Part I.
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