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hich covered our men, and did not exceed seventy-five killed and wounded. All the reinforcements which were on the way to me had not yet joined me, so that I was unable to follow up the action of the 16th April by any decisive step. The reinforcements were accompanied by officers who ranked me, and I ceased to command. I cannot too highly commend the conduct of the officers and men of my whole command, who cheerfully submitted to the greatest hardships and privations. From the 4th of April to the 3d of May this army served almost without relief in the trenches. Many companies of artillery were never relieved during this long period. It rained almost incessantly; the trenches were filled with water; the weather was exceedingly cold; no fires could be allowed; the artillery and infantry of the enemy played upon our men almost continuously day and night; the army had neither coffee, sugar, nor hard bread, but subsisted on flour and salt meat, and that in reduced quantities, a