June 27, relieved by First Brigade and ordered in camp, relieving every five days First Brigade until the 30th day of July, when we moved from camp and occupied intrenchments in rear of First Brigade during the assault on the enemy's position.
Very respectfully, yours, &c.,
ROBT. W. BARD,
Captain F. H. COWDREY,
No. 140. Report of Lieutenant Colonel George Harney, One hundred and forty-seventh New York Infantry.
NEAR PETERSBURG, VA., August 8, 1864.*
Left the railroad bridge of the White House and Richmond road, where it crosses the Chickahominy, on the evening of June 12 and crossed the river at Long Bridge on the morning of June 13; guarded a train of ammunition to Wilcox's Landing, arriving there at 11.30 p.m. on the 13th. Crossed the James River at 10 a.m. on the 16th, and pushed forward toward Petersburg the same day, arriving within three miles of the town on the morning of June 17. After a rest of three hours we were sent upon picket. Remained upon said duty till morning of June 18, when we moved forward and attacked the enemy in his stronghold.
From the crossing of the Chickahominy to the 30th of July the losses sustained by this command are as follows: Killed, 1 officer and 7 men; wounded, 1 officer and 51 men.
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.
No. 141. Report of Major John T. Jack, Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Infantry.+
June 13, at 3 p.m. took up the line of march, and marched until 1 a.m. on the 14th of June, halting near Wilcox's Landing, on the James River.
June 15, remained in camp.
June 16, crossed the James River, and at 3 p.m. took up the line of march and marched until 3 a.m. on the 17th of June, and camped within about five miles of Petersburg; 6 a.m. moved to near Petersburg and on the road leading to that place and put up works.
* For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.633.
+ For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.634.