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June 18th, 1862 AD (search for this): chapter 146
Doc. 135.-Colonel Wyman's reconnoissance. June 18, 1862. battle-ground, Fair Oaks, Thursday, June 19, 1862. Brigadier-General Hooker, commanding division, received orders from Gen. McClellan to make a reconnaissance in front of our picket-lines at Fair Oaks, to the left of the railroad. General Hooker accordingly sent orders to Brig.-Gen. Grover, of the First brigade, to assign one regiment of his force for that purpose. Gen. Grover selected the Sixteenth Massachusetts, Col. P. T. Wyman. This regiment composed part of the late reenforcements in Hooker's division. The object of the reconnoissance was to ascertain the exact character of the ground in front of our picket-line, through the wood, to the left and right of Hooker's front, and to the cleared field, where the rebels were supposed to be in force. At half-past 3 in the afternoon the Sixteenth Massachusetts, under their gallant Colonel, left their camps and marched up the Williamsburgh road to the wood, in fron
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