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[128] officers were I not to call special attention to my staff, Captain E. J. Hale, Jr., the Assistant Adjutant-General, and my aid, Lieutenant Oscar Lane, under the hotest fire, frequently rode along the line, encouraging the men, watching our flanks and carrying orders, while Captain E. T. Nicholson, the A. I. G., discharged all his duties most faithfully.

From the night of the 6th, until the afternoon of the 8th, when we commenced moving by the right flank in the direction of Spotsylvania Court-house, we were moved frequently, and made to occupy various points on the line to the left of the plank road, at all of which the men worked with untiring energy, cutting down trees, making abattis, and throwing up entrenchments.

The following is a Tabulated list of our casualties on the 5th and 6th days of May, with the names of all the officers killed, wounded and missing:

 Officers.Men.Officers.Men.Officers.Men.Officers.Men.Officers and men.
Seventh Regiment 3461434898106
Eighteenth Regiment 7333 1435457
Twenty-eighth Regiment 1435411648488
Thirty-third Regiment315550 388103111
Thirty-seventh Regiment 1115 3615253
Grand Total34016213513824391415

Officers killed.

Colonel C. M. Avery, Thirty-third; Lieutenant A. P. Lyon, Company B, Thirty-third; Lieutenant J. L. Farrow, Company H, Thirty-third.

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