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ks or Seven Pines That battle ought really never to have been fought, for it had no purpose, no plan of action, no place in any scheme of operations. It is a question to this day which was the attacking party. (Walker's 2d Army Corps, p. 51.) (May 31–June 1) was the most important in which the Massachusetts troops had yet taken part. General Sedgwick's division, to which the 19th and 20th Mass. belonged, drove the famous Hampton Legion before it; and the 20th, which had now regained from ca fell on the 57th. Other regiments present were the 13th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 28th, 32d, 37th, with the 3d, 5th, 10th, 11th, 14th batteries, some of these having a few wounded but none killed. In the efforts to cross the Totopotomoy River (May 29-31) the Massachusetts regiments incurring small losses in killed and mortally wounded were the 15th, 16th, 19th, 21st, 22d, 28th, 32d (the largest loss), 58th Infantry, the 1st Heavy Artillery and the 3d Battery. Other regiments engaged were the 12th