works, with the skirmish line of the First Brigade, losing 5 men killed, 8 wounded, and 1 commissioned officer and 12 men captured. At 5 p. m. the regiment deployed to meet the enemy's skirmishers in a counter charge, driving them into their main works and re-establishing our line, where we remained until dark, when we were relieved and joined the brigade. 8th, continued in pursuit of the enemy until 11 p. m. and halted for the night. 9th, deployed on either side of the brigade as flankers until 12 m., when we were halted, and remained until dark, when we were relieved and joined the brigade.
Including those already mentioned this regiment has captured since the 28th ultimo 256 prisoners.
Office Men. Office Men.
March 30. --- 1 --- 2
March 31. --- --- --- 2
April 6. --- --- --- 14
April 7. --- 5 --- 8
Total. --- 6 --- 26
Officer Men. Officer Men. Aggreg
s. s. ate.
March 30. --- --- --- 3 3
March 31. --- --- --- 2 2
April 6. --- --- --- 14 14
April 7. 1 12 1 25 26
Total. 1 12 1 44 45
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
L. H. IVES,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
Captain WILLIAM McCALLISTER,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, First Brigade.
Numbers 28. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Welcome A. Crafts, Fifth New Hampshire Infantry.
HDQRS. FIFTH NEW HAMPSHIRE BATTALION VOLS.,
April 11, 1865.
I have the honor to submit the following report of operations in which the Fifth New Hampshire Battalion Volunteers participated from the 28th day of March to date:
March 28 was spent in camp in preparation from the campaign, the regiment being inspected at 4 o'clock by the colonel commanding the brigade; clothing, arms, and equipments also inspected by the regimental commander. Orders being received during the night, camp was broken, and the regiment marched at the head of the brigade at 7 o'clock on the morning of the 29th; crossed Hatcher's Run and formed line of battle on the left of the brigade, connecting on the left with General Madill, Third Brigade, advancing toward the enemy's works until dark; bivouacked in line of battle, advancing again soon after daylight in a heavy rain which filled the creeks and rivers.
Our skirmishers found the enemy at 10 o'clock; the line was halted and breat-works thrown up; the lieutenant-colonel commanding the regiment being detailed as officer of the day the regiment was left in