100 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. [our. LIV.
daybreak and carried the rifle-pits and intrenchments, taking 71 prison-
ers. In the afternoon a portion of the division again successfully
attacked the enemy and captured a battery with four guns. At night
moved?ªto Strawberry Plains.
August 15.—Advanced beyond Long Bridge road to Deep Run.
August 16.—Attacked and carried the enemy's works at Deep Run,
capturing about 300 prisoners and 6 battle-flags. ?ª
August 18.—Attacked near Deep Run by the enemy, who were
repulsed with loss.
August 20.—During the night the First and Second Brigades
recrossed James River and returned to the intrenchments in front of
Bermuda Hundred, the Third Brigade returning to Deep Bottom.
August 23.—The First and Second Brigades moved over the Appo-
mattox to the lines in front of Petersburg.
August 27.—The Third Brigade joined the division.
September 1 to 24.—During this period the division occupied the line
in front of Petersburg between the Hare house and the Norfolk rail-
road, and was constantly employed in defending and strengthening the
September 24.—The Second Corps having relieved the Tenth Corps
in the works before Petersburg, the division encamped about one mile
from the front on City Point road.
September 25 to 28.—Engaged in completing the equipment of the
September 28.—The Tenth Corps marched from their encampment
near Petetsburg to Deep Bottom.
Septeml. 29.—The division took part'in the successful movement
against the enemy's lines on the New Market Heights in the morning,
and in the afternoon pushed forward in support of Kautz's cavalry to
a point three miles from Richmond, on the Central road, whence it was
withdrawn at sundown, by order of the corps commander, to the
enemy's lines on the New Market road near Laurel Hill.
September 30.—Defensive works thrown up in front of the camp.
October 1.—A reconnaissance was made by the entire comm and. toward,
Richmond, Va., on the Darbytown road, advancing to within about two
miles of that city, from which the inner line of defenses was distinctly
visible, with small loss.
October 7.—The cavalry on our right having been driven in by the
enemy, this command was ordered to their support, and repulsed a
determined attack to turn our right flank with comparatively small
October ].9.—The division made a second reconnaissance on the Dar-
bytown road, meeting the enemy in force two miles out, and driving
him into a newly constructed line of works some three miles from our
intrenchments. An unsuccessful attempt was made to carry the rebel
line, and after heavy skirmishing until late in the afternoon the com-
mand returned to camp; casualties about 300.
October 27.—The division left camp before daylight and moved out
on the Darbytown road for a third time, and met the enemy's skir-
mishers to the right, and on the continuation of the line unsuccessfully
assaulted on the 13th instant, early in the forenoon. The division line
was gradually extended through the day to the right until it reached
the Charles City road. By this disposition our right rested on the
Charles City road. Heavy skirmishing with some artillery fire was
continued throughout the day, but the line was not materially advanced.
The enemy having a strong line of works in our front, which the plan