MAY 12-26, 1863.-Operations on the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad, Va., and skirmishes (15th and 16th) near Carrsville.
Numbers 1.-Major General John A. Dix, U. S. Army, commanding the Department of Virginia.
Numbers 2.-Major General John J. Peck, U. S. Army, commanding at Suffolk.
Numbers 1. Report of Major General John A. Dix, U. S. Army, commanding the Department of Virginia.
FORT MONROE, May 16, 1863-1 p. m.
Colonel Foster is covering our work, which is in good progress on the railroad near Carrsville. He has been engaged with the enemy more workmen. Yesterday the enemy advanced within canister range, but was driven back with considerable loss. On our side a caisson was riddled, a horse killed, and 9 men wounded.
The iron is arriving in Norfolk. When we get on the other road we shall probably have some sharp fighting.
JOHN A. DIX,
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Extract from "Record of Events" of Seventh Army Corps.*
May 12.-Forces under Colonel R. S. Foster went to Carrsville to cover working parties employed in taking up the rails on the railroad between Suffolk and the Blackwater.
May 16.-Surgeon Hand, medical director, and Captain Stevenson captured by the guerrillas getting in rear of the troops.
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May 26.-The expedition commenced returning to their camp, the object of their mission being entirely accomplished; 36 miles of railroad were secured.
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Numbers 2. Reports of Major General John J. Peck, U. S. Army, commanding at Suffolk.
MAY 15, 1863.
Colonel Foster reports good progress up to daylight. The enemy fired about sixty shot and shell down the railway between 5 and 7 p. m.; no material damage. An attempt on his picket line failed.
JOHN J. PECK,
*From Return for the mouth of May, 1863.