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SUMMARY OF SERVICES OF ENGINEER BRIGADE, APRIL 28 - MAY 7, 1863.

Tabular statement of bridges laid by the Engineer Brigade, commanded by Brigadier General H. W. Benham, during the recent movement.

No. Date. Under whose Regiment. Where laid.

direction.

1863.

1 April 28 Captain 15th New Kelly's Ford, 22

Lubey York miles above

Engineers Fredericksburg.

2 April 29 Captain U. S. Franklin's

Reese Engineers Crossing, 3 miles

below

Fredericksburg.

3 April 29 Major 15th New Do.

Cassin York

Engineers.

4 April 29 Colonel ...do... Do.

Colgate

5 April 29 Lieutenant-Colonel 50th New Pollock's Mill

Pettes. York Creek mouth, 5

Engineers. miles below

Fredericksburg.

6 April 29 Major Beers ...do... Do.

7 April 30 Major ...do... United States

Spaulding Ford, 13 miles

above

Fredericksburg.

8 April 30 ...do... ...do... Do.

*9 April 30 Colonel 15th New Carried to Banks'

Colgate York Ford, May 1, but

Engineers. not laid there.

+10 May 3 Lieutenant-Colonel 50th New Banks' Ford, May

Pettes. York 3.

Engineers.

+11 May 3 Major Beers ...do... Fredericksburg,

near Lacy house.

+12 May 3 Major 15th New Do.

Cassin York

Engineers.

#13 May 3 Captain U. S. Fredericksburg,

Reese Engineers. near railroad

crossing at

Fredericksburg.

+14 May 4 Colonel 15th New United States

Colgate York Ford.

Engineers.

15 May 4 Lieutenant-Colonel ...do... Banks' Ford.

Magruder

No. Hours of laying Hours of Remarks.

taking up.

1 7 to 7.45 p. m. April 29, Canvas pontoons.

7 p. m.

2 5.50 to 7 a. m. May 3, 4 a. m. Ordinary wood pontoons.

3 6 to 7.30 a. m. May 3, 4 a. m. Do.

4 7 to 9.45 a. m. April 30, 8 to Do.

11 p. m.

5 10 to 11.45 April 30, 8 to Do.

a. m. 11.50 p. m.

6 10 to 11.50 May 2, 10 Do.

a. m. a. m.

7 2 to 3.30 p. m. May 6, 7 to 8 Do.

a. m.

8 2 to 3.30 p. m. May 6, 7 to 8 Mixed bridge train of

a. m. Waterman and ordinary

pontoons.

9

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This bridge transferred

to United States Ford,

May 3, 8 miles.

10 3 to 4 p. m. May 5, 5 a. m. These two bridges were

transported 15 to 16

miles, between 11.30 p.

m. of April 30, and 6

and 7 a. m. of May 1,

from Franklin and

Pollock's Mill Creek

Crossing up to Banks'

Ford.

11 5.15 to 6.30 May 5, 3 to 7 Moved about 5 miles.

a. m. p. m.

12 5.15 to 6.30 May 5, 3 to 7

a. m. p. m.

13 5.15 to 6.30 May 5, 3 to 7

a. m. p. m.

14 10 to 11.30 May 6, 7 to Train formed from eight

a. m. 8.10 a. m. boats of Lieutenant-Colonel Pettes, and six

of Colonel Colgate's,

and extra trestles made

on the spot.

15 1 to 10 p. m. May 5, 5 a. m.

NOTE. - Nine different bridges used altogether; five of these railed at other positions, varying from 3 to 15 miles from the original sites.

H. W. BENHAM,

Lieutenant-Colonel of Engineers, and Brigadier-General, Commanding Engineer Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

Camp near Falmouth, Va., May 16, 1863.

SIR: Although, as I understand it, not being, strictly speaking, upon the duties as an engineer officer which require the reports of operations to be transmitted to your department, yet, in the belief that it may be interesting and useful, I have the honor of transmitting to you a copy

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* Transported.

+ Railed.

# Transported and railed.

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