m the Fifth North Carolina, as deserving special mention at Cold Harbor, viz.: Major Sinclair, wounded early and compelled to retire; Lieutenants Riddick, Sprague, Davis, Brookfield, (severely wounded,) Taylor, and Haywood; Color-Sergeant Grimstead, wounded; privates Noah McDaniel, (who captured seven prisoners,) and John Trotman.
As early as possible after General Holmes passed with his force, I followed, and reported to him at the Drill House, near New Market.
There, finding President Davis, I submitted my action, in joining General Holmes without orders, to him, and, he approving, I took orders from General Holmes.
He posted me in position on tas well as that of Friday, we lost many valuable officers and men. Captains Owens, Harper, and Stuckie were wounded — the first two, I fear, very seriously.
Lieutenant Davis died gallantly on the field; and Lieutenants Watson and Miller were wounded, besides many others killed and wounded, a list of whom is enclosed.