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Page 6 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

of satisfaction to know that the men of the Fifth Regiment who participated in this affair fought bravely and well, and did all that soldiers could do against a foe unequal in numbers.

Subjoined are the names of the officers and men who were taken prisoners of war, and are now in the hands of the enemy.*

I am, sir, with respect, your obedient servant,

HENRY T. SISSON,

Colonel, Commanding Fifth Regiment Rhode Island Artillery.

Brigadier General E. C. MAURAN,

Adjutant-General of Rhode Island.

MAY 4 JUNE 2, 1864.- Operations on the south side of the James River, Va.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.+

May 4, 1864.-Advance of the Army of the James.

5-11, 1864.-Kautz's raid against the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad, including skirmishes at Birch Island Bridges, Blackwater River (6th), Stony Creek Station (7th), and Jarratt's Station and White's Bridge (8th).

6-7, 1864.-Engagement at Port Walthall Junction and Chester Station.

7, 1864.-Capture of U. S. gun-boat Shawsheen at Turkey Island.

9, 1864.-Engagement at Fort Clifton.

Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church.

Skirmish at Brandon (or Barnder's) Bridge.

Engagement at Swift Creek, or Arrow field Church.

10, 1864.-Destruction of Confederate torpedo station, James River, Va. Action at Chester Station.

12-16, 1864.-Engagement at Proctor's Creek and Drewry's Bluff (or Fort Darling.)

12-17, 1864.-Kautz's raid against the Richmond and Danville Railroad, including skirmish at Flat Creek Bridge, near Chula Depot (14th).

16, 1864.-Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction.

17-June 2, 1864.-Operations on the Bermuda Hundred front.

18, 1864.-Skirmish at Foster's Plantation.

Skirmish at City Point.

20, 1864.-Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church.

21, 1864.-Skirmsih at Fort Powhatan.

REPORTS, ETC. ++

THE UNION ARMY.

1.-Major General Benjamin F. Butler, U. S. Army, commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina, of operations May 4-20.

2. -Return of Casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Major General Benjamin F. Butler, U. S. Army, May 5-31.

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*Nominal list shows that 3 officers and 49 enlisted men were captured.

+Of some of the manor conflicts noted in this summary no circumstantial reports are on file; all such are designated in the Index.

++See also references to these operations in Grant's report, Part I. For reports of naval co-operation see Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December 5, 1864.

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