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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


7th New

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


8th New

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


11th New

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



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


120th New

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


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,


Colonel, Commanding.


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


*But see revised statement, p. 155.