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ages and forces back the enemy's right. In the morning Breckinridge is posted on the heights to the right of Hoke, and A. P. Hill, with two divisions, moves to that point by Gaines' mill. The enemy gives us a furious cannonade late. June 3d Tat, turn off at Williams' and bivouac near the battlefield of Frazier's farm. A little skirmishing at Riddle's shop by A. P. Hill. June 14th Quiet. No enemy immediately in front. Supposed to have crossed the James. In the evening orders are dvance on Kershaw's right and Field's left during the night. June 20th and 21st Affairs unchanged. June 22d A. P. Hill goes out with Mahone and Wilcox — B. R. Johnson supporting — and drives the enemy from our right. It is a handsome aff. July 1 At 2 A. M. Kershaw moves to the intersection of the Weldon railroad with the line of breastworks to support Hill, who is to attack the enemy's force at Reams' station (Sheridan and the Sixth corps). That force, however, has disappeared
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in front. Early removed from the left, and Field and Pickett extend to fill the old trenches as far as Dickerson's house. June 10th, 11th and 12th No change in our line. Affairs quiet. June 13th The enemy is discovered to have disappeared from our front. The troops are at once put in motion. Kershaw, Pickett and Field crossing the Chickahominy at McClellan's bridge — trains by New bridge. We march by Seven Pines and over to the Charles City road, move down that, turn off at Williams' and bivouac near the battlefield of Frazier's farm. A little skirmishing at Riddle's shop by A. P. Hill. June 14th Quiet. No enemy immediately in front. Supposed to have crossed the James. In the evening orders are received to take position on Three Mile creek. June 15th Gary reports the enemy advancing and passed Nance's shop. Movement suspended in consequence. June 16th Pickett and Field move at 3 and 5 A. M., cross James river at Drewry's Bluff, and move down the t
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Field does not get on the line until near morning. Until G. T. Anderson can be brought from the left of Hoke, Wofford occupies that portion of the line near the Rives house. Field's brigades are posted as follows, from left to right: Bratton, Benning, Gregg and Law. June 29 Kershaw in reserve. Wofford taken out of Field's line and G. T. Anderson is retained in reserve for Field. At 12 M. orders are sent to Kershaw to move with three brigades to Reams' station to aid Mahone and the cae had taken by a coup de main. One battalion of reserve, one hundred and fifty men, were in the fort. Gregg had previously repulsed an attack near Four-Mile run. In the afternoon Field arrives with Law's brigade just in time to aid Gregg's and Benning's brigade in repulsing a most violent assault on Fort Gilmer. Many negroes were killed in the ditch. General Lee arrives, and Bratton's and Anderson's brigades come over, making Field's full division. In the afternoon Colonel Montague with fo
ord's left, ditto. Kershaw brings up the Second and Third South Carolina regiments and regains Bryan's lost ground and captures prisoners and a stand of colors. Hunton is sent to Hoke's support. Field sends Gregg's brigade to aid Wofford in retaking his position. The effort, however, is not made from Kershaw's direction, but HHunton assumes Hoke's left nearly on Clingman's original line, Wofford bending back his right to connect with him. June 2d The preceding is the condition of affairs to-day, and we await the expected attack of the enemy. Kershaw's salient is weak, but is supported by Anderson's and Law's brigades of Field's division. Heavy sde and repulsed (this means, I suppose, fourteen lines advanced). Law wounded. At dark a final and furious assault is made on Martin, the right brigade of Hoke. Hunton also severely engaged. June 4th Heavy skirmishing. In the afternoon the enemy becomes unusually quiet, and from this some new movement is apprehended. J
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rigade, breaks, and about a hundred men of it are captured. The enemy soon retires. During the night we hear from Early, who is at Leetown, and it is determined to move for Brucetown at early dawn. August 27 Move at day via Smithfield — McCausland's and Lomax's brigades of cavalry in our rear. Camp near Brucetown. The two cavalry brigades picket the line of the Opequon. Early moves to Bunker Hill. August 28 McCausland moves his brigade towards Leetown, under orders from Fitz. LeMcCausland moves his brigade towards Leetown, under orders from Fitz. Lee. August 29 Early drives the enemy's cavalry through Smithfield. His troops afterwards return to camp. August 30 Without change. August 31 Bryan's brigade moves at daylight into Winchester to watch a probable movement of the enemy on Winchester from Berryville, where he seems to be in force. In the afternoon the whole division moves and takes its former camp near town. September 1 Some cavalry skirmishing on the Berryville road. A small party of enemy's cavalry report
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he right of the Berryville road. August 19 No change in the position of our troops. Early moves with his force to the vicinity of Bunker Hill. August 20 Without change. August 21 At daylight we move with Kershaw and Cuttshaw by the old Charlestown road for Charlestown. Lomax's cavalry moves from Bunker Hill in the same direction via Leetown; Early's infantry by Smithfield and Fitz. Lee's cavalry by Berryville. About six miles from Summit Point we encounter the advance of Wilson's division of cavalry and drive it before us, skirmishing as far as Summit Point, where we arrive at 3.30 P. M. and camped, picketing all the roads. Fitz. Lee encounters Torbert's division and drives him through Berryville, and encamps one mile north of the town, on the Berryville and Winchester pike. Early arrives within two miles and a half of Charlestown and halts for the night. Casualties in all the skirmishes light. August 22 March resumed at daylight for Charlestown. Meet Gen
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Official diary of First corps, A. N. V., while commanded by Lt.-General R. H. Anderson, from June 1st to October 18, 1864. June 1st It was our intention to-day to make a strong movement by ou and we await the expected attack of the enemy. Kershaw's salient is weak, but is supported by Anderson's and Law's brigades of Field's division. Heavy skirmishing continues during the whole day on urs without gaining much. Meantime the enemy is heavily massed in front of Kershaw's salient. Anderson's, Law's and Gregg's brigades are there to support Kershaw. Assault after assault is made, andJune 6th Enemy retires from Ewell's and Field's front. Hoke removed from the command of General Anderson. Enemy's line bends back from Pickett's. June 7th Early engaged in finding the enemy are relieved by B. R. Johnson. June 26 The enemy shows some disposition to dig up to us. Anderson's brigade of Field's division still with Hoke. June 27 Some mortar firing. June 28
r line. In the evening the Second corps under Early moves out by its left, except Ramseur's divisi Fitz. Lee's cavalry division arrive. Hear of Early at Bunker Hill. August 12 With Kershaw'ster daylight for Winchester, where we meet General Early. Fitz. Lee's cavalry is thrown out to the Bunker Hill in the same direction via Leetown; Early's infantry by Smithfield and Fitz. Lee's cavalresumed at daylight for Charlestown. Meet General Early. Latter's troops encamped in front of Chakes a slight demonstration with his cavalry on Early. August 25 Kershaw moves at daylight wity soon retires. During the night we hear from Early, who is at Leetown, and it is determined to mo. September 4 Between 9 and 10 A. M. General Early arrives to aid us, and proposes to attack ster. Some skirmishing at the Opequon between Early's rear guard and the enemy's advance. Troops ptember 24 Kershaw moves at sunrise to join Early, via Swift Run gap. September 25, 26 We
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ring last night Hoke came over with Kirkland's, Clingman's and Colquitt's brigades and Scales'. After reconnoissance, Fort Harrison is attacked by Law, Anderson and Bratton, and Clingman and Colquitt. The attack is repulsed. October 1 Dispositions made for taking up a new line. A movement of the enemy to our left up the Darbytown and Williamsburg roads is discovered. Field, with Law's brigade and Montague's four regiments, is hurried off. On arriving at the point we find Moore's and Barton's brigades of reserves in the fortifications and the artillery at work. Montague is left on the New Market road and Law is posted in the salient on the Darbytown road. October 2 Law and Montague are moved back to Chaffin's farm. October 3, 4, 5 No change of note. October 6 No change during the day. At night Field and Hoke are taken out of the trenches and sent to the vicinity of Curry's house, on the Darbytown road. Law's brigade was previously sent over to Gary. Octob
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t 4, 5 Quiet and without change. August 6 General Anderson visits Richmond to meet the President and General Lee. Soon after I receive orders to join him with the staff. August 7 Leave Richmond at 7.30 A. M. by rail and arrive at Mitchell's station at dark. August 8 Last of Kershaw's division arrives to-day. August 9, 10 Quiet. Waiting for our transportations. August 11 Cuttshaw's artillery horses and Fitz. Lee's cavalry division arrive. Hear of Early at Bunker Hill. August 12 With Kershaw's division and Cuttshaw's battalion of artillery, we move from Mitchell's station soon after sunrise and halt at Culpeper at midday. At 4. P. M. Kershaw moves for Hazel run, on the Graded road, followed by the artillery battalion, and camped for the night on Hazel river. Fitz. Lee's division moves from Culpeper Courthouse, and passes the infantry at night. August 13 March resumed. Camp two miles north of Flint Hill. August 14 March continues at
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