War of the Rebellion: Serial 087 Page 0736 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 30, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to forward the following statement in relation to my command on the 27th and 28th of October, 1864:

Present at the

count on the p. Total who

m. of October left camp

28 at the Dar- October 27,

bytown road. Absentees. 1864.

Regi-ment. Offi-cers. Men. Woun-ded. Sick. Strag-glers. Offi-cers. Men.

11th 11 179 2 5 ...... 11 186

Maine.

24th 7 259 3 10 2 7 274

Massachusetts.

10th 5 172 5 4 4 5 185

Connecticut.

100th 8 247 15 5 22 8 289

New

York.

Total. 31 837 25 24 28 31 934

These figures include the picket details of 211 men as verified by Captain Hawkins, of my staff, when relieved by him, and conducted to the Johnson plantation, where the brigade was halted; also my provost guard and the stretcher-bearers, who marched out with the command and were actually present when the count was taken.

I have the honor to be, captain, respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. M. PLAISTED,

Colonel Eleventh Maine Volunteers, Commanding Brigade.

Captain CHARLES A. CARLETON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Richmond, Va., October 29, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report the part taken by my command in the affair of this afternoon at the Doctor Johnson plantation, on Darbytown road:

At 2.30 p. m., by orders from General Ames, commanding First Division, I moved three regiments of the brigade out of the intrenchments in direction of the Darbytown road. Before reaching the plantation, having passed the cavalry vedettes, skirmishers were thrown forward from first regiment (Eleventh Maine) and advanced to the plantation within about 500 yards of the enemy's old line of works. The cavalry had been driven from this line across the plantation and Darbytown road, and the enemy was now occupying it. I was ordered by General Ames to take the works. My line of battle was formed-Tenth Connecticut on the right, One hundredth New York in the center, and Eleventh Maine on the left. One company of the Tenth and nine of the Eleventh were thrown forward as skirmishers along the edge of the woods. The skirmish line was diagonal to the line of works. The left, under cover of sharpshooters, was extended to within 100 yards of the enemy's line, while the right was some 500 yards distant from the redoubt on the hill against which it was directed. When the advance was made the left of the skirmish line, which was very strong, seized the work at its