104 OPERATIONS IN SE. "VA. AND N. C. [gyp. LIV.
Randlett, with the Third New Hampshire (under Lieutenant-Colonel
Smith, One hundred and twelfth New York), on the ferry-boat West-
field, off West Forty-second street, North River. The other troops
were similarly disposed about the city, Brigadier-General Hawley com-
manding the whole. Major-General Butler's headquarters were at the
Hoffman House. The troops remained thus until November 11, when
they disembarked again at Forts Richmond and Hamilton, retaining
sufficient transports for use in case of an emergency.
November 14 and 15.—Re-entharked on sea-going transports; the ar-
tillery were later.
November 17.—The troops of this brigade disembarked at Deep Bot-
tom, and returned to their former and present position, as above. Gen-
eral Hawley resumed. the command of the brigade.
November 30.—Was passed in rebuilding their utterly destroyed
huts, receiving, equipping, and drilling recruits, road building, and
other ordinary picket and fatigue duty.
Third Brigade, First Division.
October 7.—Repulsed a determined attack of the enemy to turn our
October 13 and 27.—Made successful reconnaissances on the Dar-
bytown road. On the latter date recaptured and re-established the
vedette aryl picket-line.
November 1.—The Eleventh Maine and Tenth Connecticut Volun-
teers were detached from this brigade and assigned temporarily to the
command of Bfigadier-General Hawley, and accompanied the expedi-
tion to New York Harbor.
November 17.—Rejoined the brigade. The Sixteenth New York
Heavy Artillery was temporarily assioued to this brigade on the 1st
and relieved on the 18th. The Two hundred and sixth Pennsylvania
Volunteers was assigned to the brigade on the 1st instant.
August 1.—Division went into camp near Hatcher's, Va.
August 13 to 21.—The Second and Third Brigades at Deep Bottom,
Va., and participated in the different engagements during that time.
August 21.—The Second and Third Brigades returned to camp near
August28.-L??Division was relieved by General Ames' division, Eight-
eenth Corps, and came to the intrenehments near Petersburg, where it
has remained up to the present time [August 31.]
[September.]—This division was on duty near Petersburg up to the
28th of the month, at which time it took up the line of march for Deep
Bottom, on the James River.
September 29.—Battle at Chaffin's farm; division engaged; loss quite
heavy. The remainder of the month manned the line of works near
[October.]—This division has during the month been guarding the
line of works near Chaffin's farm, on the north side of the James River.
October 27.—Battle of Darbytown road; loss in division, 311.
[November.1—The division during -the month has been guarding the
line of works near Chaffin's farm, Va., on the north side of the James