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strengthened by French's division and by part of Couch's militia, which had reported at Gettysburg and joined the army at Boonesboroa. The 12th having been spent in getting our troops into position, Gen. Meade called a council of his corps commanders to consider the expediency of attacking next morning. The council sat long and debated earnestly. Gens. Howard, Pleasanton, and Wadsworth (in place of Reynolds, killed), urged and voted to attack; but Gens. Sedgwick, Slocum, Sykes, French, and Hays (in place of Hancock, wounded at Gettysburg), opposed it. Gen. Meade having heard all, stated that his judgment favored an attack—that he came there to fight, and could see no good reason for not fighting. Still, he could not take the responsibility of ordering an assault against the advice of a majority of his corps commanders—four of them ranking officers of the army next himself. . . . At all events, he did not take it; so our army stood idle throughout the following day, and in the night
The Battery remained in this camp [says Capt. Adams] until the morning of March 29th, when, under orders, I reported to Gen. Hays, I ordered Capt. J. Webb Adams, Tenth Massachusetts Battery, and Lieut. Wm. B. Wescott, B, First Rhode Island Artillery, to report to Brig. Gen. Hays.—Report of Col. John G. Hazard. commanding Second Division, Second Corps, with the Tenth Massachusetts Battery and Battery B, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, both batteries having been placed under my command for of the line. About noon we drew out, limbered up, and followed the infantry columns through the Rebel works. Mott and Hays were ordered to move on the Boydton Plank Road towards Petersburg. Gen. Humphreys' Report. B, First Rhode Island Artillery, was brought up to Plank Road and ordered with Tenth Massachusetts Battery to report to Gen. Hays, Second Division. Col. Hazard's Report. We marched in triumph over the road where five months before we had run that fearful gantlet of bulle