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on the 13th of June, and proceeded to aiken's landing, on the James River, where they crossed on the morning of the 15th of June, and on the night of the 15th halted about three miles from Petersburg, Va. On the afternoon of the 16th of June charged the enemy's works at Tool's farm, and, with the division, drove him from his position. In this engagement 1 line officer was wounded. On the morning of the 17th of June they advanced with the First Division on the enemy's works, but found them so strongly posted, were ordered to retire to the entrenchments. On the 18th moved to the right to the assistance of the Second Division, in an assault on the enemy. On the 21st moved toward the Petersburg and Weldon road; met the enemy; skirmished with enemy. Were engaged on the 22d, but were driven back to the breast-works. Here the regiment remained until the 15th of July, when we were marched to the right and placed in reserve in the rear of the Fifth Corps. The regiment was engaged working on the fortifications until the 26th of July, when they were marched to the north side of James River, at Deep Bottom, and were in action on the 27th. On the 29th recrossed the river, marching all night; massed in rear of the Eighteenth Corps near Petersburg, Va., on the 30th of July, 1864.


Captain, Commanding Thirty-ninth Regiment New York Volunteers.

Numbers 36. Report of Captain George Degener, Fifty-second New york Infantry, of operations june 13-July 26.


October 13, 1864.*

In the fifth epoch, the march across the Chickahominy and the James Rivers, and the operations in front of Petersburg, participated this regiment on the 16th to 18th and on the 21st and 22nd days of June, and at Deep Bottom on the 26th [27th] day of July.

I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, Commanding Fifty-second Regiment New York Volunteers.

First Lieutenant GEORGE MITCHELL,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 37. Report of Captain I Hart Wilder, One hundred and twenty-sixth New York Infantry, commanding Fifty-seventh New York Infantry, of operations June 17-July 30.


October 12, 1864.


The regiment was next engaged June 16 in a charge upon the enemy's works before Petersburg, Va. In this charge the regiment lost 10 offi-


*For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p. 401.

+ For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 3 to June 8, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p. 402.