o other posts of duty.
At that time the regiment was so depleted that the State colors were sent home, there not being enough men to protect two flags.
February 3, 2d Lieut. Wm. McDevitt of Woburn was transferred from Co. K and placed in command of the remnant of Co. C, and continued until the surrender of Lee, when Capt. Hutchins returned to the company.
March 29 the spring campaign opened.
The 39th were sent out as skirmishers, but were driven back, leaving dead and wounded behind.
Aaron Tucker and George Graves were taken prisoners in this engagement at Gravelly Run, but were re-captured in a few days.
April 1, at Five Forks, the 39th was brigaded with Sheridan's cavalry.
At noon the line was formed with infantry in the centre and cavalry on the flanks.
The fight was quick and spirited, and as the Union forces advanced, the evidences of hurried retreat gave them renewed courage.
At this battle Corp. J. H. Whitney,
Col. 5th U. S. V., Spanish-American war; Brig. Gen. M.