CHAP. XLVILI.] RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 985
support, and a heavy artillery engagement ensued ; fired 552 rounds
of our own shell and then borrowed from other .batteries. Casual-
ties, 2 men wounded, and 3 horses killed and 4 wounded. Ammu-
nition having been expended, the battery was withdrawn from the
field at dark.
March to North Anna River.
The 13th, remained quiet all day. The 14th, ordered in position ;
breast-works thrown up. The 15th, engaged in strengthening
breast-works. Quiet all day. The 16th, fired 18 rounds at the
enemy during the day. The 17th, quiet all day. The 18th, the
enemy attacked us. We fired about 300 rounds. The 19th, marched
about 3 miles to our left. The 20th, quiet all day. 21st, ditto. 22d,
ordered to cut woods and throw up breast-works ; in the evening
marched toward the North Anna. 23d, continued march and ar-g
rived at bank of river and encamped ; threw up breast-works dur-
ing the night. The 24th, engagement ensued, lasting all day ; fired
473 rounds, principally at enemy's works on opposite bank of river.
The 25th, opened again at 5 a. in.; fired 37 rounds. The 26th, fired
49 rounds at the enemy at the request of General Warren, of Fifth
Corps, to help him advance across the river.
27th, ordered to march at 11.15 p. m. toward the Pamunkey. 28th,
crossed the Pamunkey 11.30 a. m. ; encamped 1 mile from south bank
of river. 29th, marched to Hanovertown, took position, and com-
menced to throw up breast-works. At night withdrew and en-
camped 1 mile in rear. 30th, marched about 3 miles south of our
former position and went into position again with six pieces. 31st,
quiet all day. June 1, turned in one section to ordnance depart-
ment. 2d, advanced about 3 or 4 miles ; went into position about 2
a. m., the enemy having flanked us ; fired 237 rounds. 3d, opened
fire in same position early in morning at 1 o'clock ; advanced about
one-half a mile for purpose of silencing enemy's battery ; fired 228
rounds during [day] ; withdrew to former position about 7 p. m. ;
remained about two hours ; ordered to move farther back and go
into camp at 12 midnight. The enemy opened fire in our front ;
changed camp to a more secure position at 2 p. m. On 6th instant,
ordered into position at Cold Harbor; threw up works during night.
The next day fired 57 rounds. The 9th, changed position of three
pieces to Fort Fletcher ; quiet all day strengthening work. The
10th, fired 60 rounds. The 11th, fired 64 rounds. The 12th, picked
up 27 unexploded fuse shell that the enemy had fired, refixed them,
and sent them back from whence they came; fired 53 rounds with
reduced cartridges and increased elevation. *
I am, most respectfully, your obedient servant,
Captain, Comdg. Thirty-fourth New York Battery.
Capt. R. A. HUTCHINS,
Asst. Adjt. Gen., Third Division, Ninth Corps.
*For continuation of report, see Vol. XL, Part I.