102 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. [CRAP. LIB'.
August 14.—At daylight the division, under command of Brig. Gen.
A. H. Terry, moved forward, the First and Third Brigades driving in
the enemy's skirmish line driving them out of their rifle-pits, this bri-
gade supporting. The Sixth Connecticut was detailed to assist the
Third Brigade, and, supporting the One hundredth New York, crossed
Bailey's Creek to the right and took a battery of the enemy containing
four 8-inch siege howitzers. A portion of the Seventh Connecticut, in
throwing out skirmishers to protect two light batteries, lost 5 or 6 killed
and wounded. The division remained on the Kingsland road until 9
o'clock at night. It then moved by,the right flank to the New Market
road, and down to Strawberry Plains to a position in the rear of the
August 15.—It moved to the right of the Second Corps to a position
near the mill pond at Deep Run.
August 16.—Reconnoitering for an advance in the morning, the bri-
gade found in its front an impassable mill pond and ravine. General
Foster (Third Brigade) then undertook to advance on our right, exe-
cuting a gradual left wheel to turn the enemy's left,. and drove him
from his rifle-pits and picket-lines. This brigade followed in reserve
and found the Third Brigade near the enemy's breast-works, and the
First Brigade massed (column of battalion in line), formed on the right
of the Third Brigade line, immediately behind; charged over breast-
works and into fields and woods beyond, partially wheeled to the left,
and held position ter an hour; the Seventh New Hampshire was halted
at the works and used to protect the right. The Thirty-ninth Illinois
was on our right, Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania on our left, and Craig's
brigade, of the Second Corps, came up on our left to help. After losing
half the officers and about one-third of the men out on this field, and
finding that all our friends had fallen back to the breast-works, we fell
back there also, then farther to the rear, finally throwing up breast-
works about on the picket-line seized in the morning, and remained
through the night. Lost in the fight of the 16th. (battle of Deep Rim),
August 18.—At night went back to and up on the Long Bridge road
to Ruffin's. Held road until night of the 20th, when whole force (Sec-
ond and Tenth Corps) recrossed the James.
August 24.—Started with the First Brigade (the Third Brigade and
the rest of the Tenth Corps to follow) to relieve the Eighteenth Corps
before Petersburg. Took to hold about 700 yards of the line, our left
resting on the Suffolk railroad. Here remained through the month,
losing some daily.
September 1 to 24.—The brigade held a portion of the line before
Petersburg and participated in the labors of the siege.
September 24.—It was relieved by the Second Corps and bivouacked
near Tenth Corps headquarters, where the corps was massed.
September 28.—It moved witk the rest of the corps and formed part
of the column which carried the enemy's works at Deep Bottom.
September 29.—In the afternoon it marched with the division (Terry's)
to a point near Richmond, in support of General Kautz's cavalry.
?September 30.—The brigade lay bivouacked at Laurel Hill, on the
New Market road.
October 1.—The,brigade, commanded by Col. J. C. Abbott (Brigadier-
General Hawley having gone to Connecticut with discharged men of
the Sixth and Seventh Regiments Connecticut Volunteers and to get
recruits if possible), led a reconnaissance of the Tenth Corps toward
Richmond on the Darbytown road. When within about three miles of