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was then directed by General Mott to form a connection with General Crawford, and was in motion when the order was countermanded, and I massed my brigade, as previously directed, near the Boydton road. At 1 o'clock I reported to General Egan. At 9 o'clock I withdrew from the battle-field, taking the plank road leading to General Mott's headquarters, to whom I reported, and was directed to follow to Second Brigade of this division, taking the road General Egan advanced upon in the morning; bivouacked near the Davis house at 3.30 a. m. of the 28th. At 11 a. m. followed the Third Brigade of the Second Division; at 2.30 passed the Second Division and bivouacked for the night near the Southall house.

Subjoined is a list of casualties:

Killed. Wounded. Missing.

Troops. Offi Men. Offi Men. Offi Men. Aggre

cers cers cers gate.

5th New

Jersey ---- ---- a 1 1 ---- ---- 2

Volunteers.

7th New

Jersey ---- ---- ---- 4 ---- ---- 4

Volunteers.

8th New

Jersey ---- 2 b 2 68 ---- ---- 72

Volunteers.

11th New

Jersey ---- 1 ---- 17 ---- 36 54

Volunteers.

11th

Massachu- c 1 2 c 1 10 ---- 10 24

setts.

120th New

York d 1 7 ---- 30 ---- 21 59

Volunteers.

Total*. 2 12 4 130 ---- 67 215

aSecond Lieutenant John Swift, wounded slightly.

bCaptain M. Beahen and Second Lieutenant D. M. Ford, wounded.

cCaptain Alexander McTavish, killed; Captain D. A. Granger, wounded mortally.

dCaptain James Chamberlain, killed.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. McALLISTER,

Colonel, Commanding.

Captain J. P. FINKELMEIER,

Asst. Adjt. General, Third Division, Second Army Corps.

HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, THIRD DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS, October 30, 1864.

CAPTAIN: Pursuant to circular from headquarters Second Army Corps, dated October 29, 1864, I have the honor to report the operations of my brigade while under your command in the battle of the 27th instant.

At 1.30 p. m. I was directed to report to Brigadier-General Egan, commanding Second Division, and without delay moved up the Boydton plank road, turning it on the right along the crest of the hill overlooking the mill-dam. Here I reported to General Egan in person and was directed by him to form my brigade in two lines of battle, facing the enemy across the mill-dam stream. Fifteen minutes after I was ordered to form in one line of battle by extending my left to the plank road. While executing this movement I received a severe fire from the enemy on the opposite hill. I had just got this movement completed when I heard heavy musketry in our rear, which plainly told that the enemy were there in some considerable force. I was now directed by General

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*But see revised statement, p. 155.

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