al gallantry in this action he was honorably mentioned in high terms of praise in an official order from division headquarters.
The loss of the regiment in the engagements of the 5th and 6th was exceedingly heavy; a large proportion of its officers were killed and wounded; amongst the latter the major of the regiment.
Both officers and men won the special commendation of brigade and division commanders.
On the 8th the regiment moved with the brigade towards Spotsylvania Courthouse.
On the 10th Heth's and Anderson's divisions, commanded by Early, had a serious conflict with a portion of Grant's army, which was attempting to flank General Lee by what was called the Po River road.
In this engagement the 44th suffered severely and fought with its accustomed valor.
Captain J. J. Crump, of Co. E, elicited by his conduct warm commendation from the General commanding.
Spotsylvania Court House.
On the 12th the regiment was assigned its position directly in front of Spotsylvania Co