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History of Cambria County, V.2

Road, September 29-October 2, 1864: 110th Pennsylvania, 1 man killed and 2 wounded. In the brigade, 4 men killed and 14 wounded and 1 missing; 1 officer wounded.
    The itinerary of Company D, 110th Pennsylvania, First Brigade, Third Division, Second Corps:
    Friday, August 12, 1864. This division broke camp at 3 p.m. and marched to City Point, arriving at 9 p.m. The heat was excessive and the roads very dusty. Several cases of sunstroke reported.
    Saturday, Aug. 13. At 12:30 p.m. commenced to embark on transports, which occupied until dark, part of the wharf being used by some other troops, who were embarking to proceed to Washington. As the transports were loaded they proceeded down the river, rendezvousing near Light-House Point. At 10 p.m. the fleet started up the James River for Deep Bottom, arriving at 1 a.m. next morning.
    Sunday, Aug. 14. After having a wharf built, part of which was a canal boat and part trestle-work, commenced to disembark at 2 a.m. and finished at 8 a.m., massing the division on the bank of the river, having previously thrown some pickets well out. * * * We found small posts of the enemy in the edge of the woods, but had no difficulty in driving them back to the woods and occupying the works near what is called the Tavern and Pottery on the New Market and Malvern Hill road, followed by the First Brigade of this division (Co. D, 110th P.V.), commanded by General De Trobriand. * * * Here considerable skirmishing and demonstration was carried on until my skirmishers reached a crest running along a corn-field between the enemy's line and the New Market road, the left resting on an impenetrable swamp, and the right connecting with General Miles' brigade, of Gen. Barlow's division.
    Monday, Aug. 15. The Second Brigade, Col. Craig, was directed to report to Maj. Gen. Birney. * * *
    Tuesday, Aug. 16. During the day I made several demonstrations so as to draw the enemy's attention to my front and prevent his sending re-enforcements to his left, while an attack was made at that point by Maj. Gen. Birney with the 10th Corps, and a brigade from each division of the 2nd Corps, and a brigade from each division of the 2nd Corps. These demonstrations were made frequently during the day. * * * They were materially assisted by a strong shelling by Rickett's (Pennsylvania) battery and one of the gun-boats in the James River. Quiet during the night.
    Wednesday, Aug. 17. At 8 a.m. received word that the brigade (Craig) sent on the 15th to Gen. Birney could not be spared. I immediately dispatched a staff officer to bring it back, when it arrived about 11 a.m.
    Thursday, Aug. 18. * * * About 5 p.m. the enemy opened with artillery on my picket line, and making an attempt

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