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Division.—3d Brigade, 7th and 10th Mass. Fifth Army Corps (Porter). First Division.—1st Brigade, 18th and 22d Mass.; 2d Mass. Sharpshooters. 2d Brigade, 9th Mass. Artillery.—3d and 5th Mass. batteries. Sixth Army Corps (Franklin). Artillery.—1st Mass. Battery. The whole force of the Army of the Potomac was about 100,000. Official War Records, XI (1), p. 159. The first important event in the peninsular campaign was the siege of Yorktown. The first assault was made, April 5, 1862, by three companies of the 1st Mass. with two of the 11th, under command of Lieut.-Col. George D. Wells, who was himself the first man to enter the lunette, after it had been taken at the point of the bayonet, without firing a gun. In his report he especially complimented Capts. Edward A. Wild, Sumner Carruth and Charles E. Rand, the two former of whom afterwards rose to be brigadier-generals. The national flag was planted on the works by Col. Jesse A. Gove of the 22d Mass. This regime