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Chapter 37: the Wilderness Campaign. On May 3 the regiment, Lieut. Col. Edmund Rice, commanding, broke camp at 10 P. M., joined the brigade and marched all night, crossing the Rapidan at Ely's Ford about 9 A. M. of the 4th, and halted for one hour at the South bank; resuming their march, passing over the field of Chancellorsville, and at 5.30 P. M. were thrown out to picket the woods at the right of the plank road, remaining on picket until 4.30 A. M. of the following day, May 5. The march of seven miles through the woods, was continued until 3 P. M., when, having gained the Orange and Port Royal Road, the regiment was advanced to the left of the main road to guard against attack,—firing being heard from the front where General Birney and the Third Division were engaged with Hill and that awful campaign was begun which was not to end until the last day, but one, of the dying year. The field in which the halt was made was full of low sassafras bushes in which rabbits made thei