mes been called the Second Spottsylvania battle.
The Rebels again hastily retreated, but, owing to the concentrated fire of the enemy's artillery, the regiment fell back with several killed and wounded.
The command halted and rested until 9 P. M. when it was moved to the left some four or five miles, marching until 12.20, when a halt was made and the men rested quietly for that night and the following day.
May 20, 1864. One of the deserters who had returned with the regiment from Massachusetts was shot this morning for desertion of the colors in the face of the enemy at Laurel Hill.
He deserted from our regiment about two years since, joined another, getting a bounty for so doing, and in a short time joined still another getting another bounty,—all of which was taken into consideration.
He was pardoned by the president, but on account of his late desertion of the colors, suffered the penalty of death.
On the 20th, quiet reigned, but at 11 P. M. the order to march brought
, May 3 to June 11, 1864.
May 6th.Corp. George W. Cain, Co. B.
Thomas F. Costello, Co. G.
Priv. Redford Dawes, Co. G.
Bernard Dame, Co. G.
Charles Smith, Co. A.
George E. Breed, Co. C. (Shell wound in head,
Horatio Fellows, Co. C.
died May 13th, 1864.)
John A. Clark, Co. E.
Sergt. William H. Ross, Co. H.
May 12th.First Lieut. John J. Ferris.
Color Sergt. Benj. F. Falls, Co. A.
(Died May 14, 1864, buried at Fredericksburg.)
Patrick Cronin, Co. B, right elbow fractured (Died May 13th, 1864.)
First Sergt. Charles B. Brown, Co. G.
(Both thighs, shell,—May 14th, 1864.)
Corp. Archibald Buchanan, Co. K.
(Died of wounds in general hosp., right knee, leg amputated.)
Benjamin McDonald, Co. A, abdomen and hips.
(Died of wounds.)
May 24th. First Sergt. Samuel E. Viall, Co. E.
(Died of wounds.)
May 31st.Captain Dudley C. Mumford.
June 3rd.First Lieut. John B. Thompson.