CHAP. Liv.1 THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN.
Second Brigade, Second Division.
The monthly return for July left this brigade in the intrenchments
at Bermuda Hundred, Va. Here it remained until August 13, when it
received marching orders.
August 14.—Reached Deep Bottom after a night's hard Marching;
crossed the pontoon and immediately took position in the front, doing
picket duty throughout the night.
August 15.—At daylight moved to the right of the Second Corps,
where the brigade rejoined the division to which it belongs.
August 16.—Occupied the works captured by General Terry's divis-
ion, doing picket duty throughout the night.
August 17.—Moved to Deep Bottom, relieving detachment of General
August 21.—Relieved by General Foster's division and ordered back
to old position in the works at Bermuda Hundred, which was reached
same day. ?ª
August 25.—A little before daylight firing commenced among the
pickets, which finally ended in a charge, the enemy capturing some
200 yards of our works, which were handsomely retaken by a gallant
charge of 100 men of the Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, with
1 commissioned officer and 22 men as prisoners.
August 26.—Colonel Barton reported from sick leave, and on the 27th
resumed command of the brigade, relieving Lieut. Col. W. B. Goan,
Forty-eighth New York Volunteers.'
August 28.—Left Bermuda Hundred for Petersburg, which was
reached at 10 p. m., taking the position recently held by the Eighteenth
Corps, where the brigade remains at the end of the month.
[September.]—The monthly return for August left this brigade in the
intrenchments before Petersburg, Va., where it remained until the night
of the 24th, when it moved back to the right and rear of the Tenth
Corps headquarters, where it remained until the 28th.
September 28.—The brigade left at 3 p. in. and proceeded to Deep
Bottom, where it arrived at 1 o'clock after a fatiguing night's march.
September 29.—At about 7 a. m. the Seventy-sixth and Ninety-sev-
enth Pennsylvania Volunteers and the Forty-eighth and Forty-seventh
New York Volunteers, moved with the division and proceeded to the
front on the New Market road toward Richmond. At about 12 m. the
brigade was ordered to support Colonel Daggett's brigade, which was
about to charge a position of the enemy's works, which was held near
Chaffin's farm. The brigade was then ordered to take a position on
the right of the division and to assist in the assault on Chaffin's farm.
The assault was unsuccessful. At dusk the brigade was ordered to fall
back about one mile, near where it remains at the present time [ Sep-
[October.]—The monthly return for September left this brigade in the
intrenchments near Chaffin's farm, Va., where it remained until the 7th,
when, at about 8 a. m., the enemy made an attack on our right, driving
in the pickets, but were handsomely repulsed by our troops. This com-
mand was moved a few hundred yards to the right, where it remains at
present [October 31].
October 27.—This morning the brigade was formed into line in obe-
dience to orders in light marching order at 5 a. in.; moved out on Dar-
bytown road and formed line of battle. A strong line of skirmishers
was sent forward, which succeeded in driving the enemy from and
holding another line of rebel works. The position was held until 2