Our regiment marched with six hundred and seventy-five enlisted men and the following officers: Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper
, Major Pope
, Surgeon Briggs
, Acting Adjutant Whitney
, and Acting Quartermaster Bridgham
; Company F, Captain Bridge
; Company C, Lieutenant Spear
; Company B, Lieutenant Hallett
; Company H, Captain Tucker
and Lieutenant Stevens
; Company A, Lieutenant Rogers
; Company D, Captain Chipman
and Lieutenant Swails
; Company G, Captain Appleton
; Company E, Lieutenant Emerson
, commanding, and Lieutenant Cousens
; Company I, Captain Howard
; Company K, Lieutenant Reed
. Lieutenants Newell
took part on Colonel Hallowell
was directed to remain in charge of the camp.
A pioneer corps of twenty men was placed under Sergeant Wilkins
of Company D for this field service.
April 5, at 8 A. M., Potter
's force moved from Georgetown
, the First Brigade in advance, over the centre or Sampit road for three miles, when the column took another to the right leading to Kingstree
Marching through a heavily timbered country and encountering no hostiles, the division compassed nineteen miles, camping at nightfall near Johnson's Swamp
's brigade had the advance on the 6th, preceded by the cavalry, the close, warm day causing some exhaustion and straggling.
The column entered a better region with rolling ground, where foraging parties found good supplies and draught animals.
of the cavalry encountered a few of the enemy's mounted men, who skirmished lightly, and toward evening exchanged shots with them at Seven-Mile Bridge on the right, which the foe burned.
Camp was made at Thorntree Swamp
after a nineteen-mile march, with Kingstree
across the Black River
, seven miles to our right.