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attached to the Second Brigade, (Col. Jacob Sweitzer) First Division, (Brig. Gen. Charles Griffin), Fifth Corps, (Maj. Gen. G. K. Warren) and took up a position behind breast-works.
    Thursday, 2. We changed positions several times during the afternoon and evening, the enemy shelled us from which we had 1 officer (Lieutenant Waters) killed.
    Friday, 3. We were engaged with the enemy all day at Cold Harbor : our casualties were : killed, 7 ; wounded, 47 ; among the latter being Col. Boyd, Capt. Phillips, Lieut, Doyle and Lieut. Clarke. We remained there until night ; we then moved to the left and occupied other breast-works until June 5. We then marched within half a mile of the Chickahominy, threw up breast-works, where we remained until June 12, when we marched to the Chickahominy.

    Company F across the Chickahominy :

Headquarters 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry,
August 8, 1864.
    June 13, 1864. Crossed the Chickahominy at Long Bridge, and on the evening of June 14, we reached the James river and rested until the morning of June 16, when we crossed the James on transports and marched 18 miles to near Petersburg, Va., we remained quiet until June 18, when we advanced to the front and were engaged with the enemy all day, making several charges. We remained under a heavy fire until relieved next morning, June 19, and moved to the left on the railroad. Our casualties on the 18th were as follows : Killed, 10, wounded, 69, and missing, 1 : among the wounded being Lieut. Col. Mason, Major Gillies and Capt. McCall.
    June 19 and 20. We lay on the railroad and were annoyed by sharpshooters. Our casualties were : Killed, 1, wounded, 10 ; among the later being Lieut. Lott, severely wounded in the head and since died in the hospital, on June 28. On the evening of the 20th we moved to the rear and remained there until the next morning, when we moved near the Jerusalem road and encamped in the woods. We remained here until the afternoon of June 22d when we advanced to the support of the Second Corps, where we remained until the next morning, when we were relieved and returned to our old camp. The casualties on the 22d were : Wounded , 7 ; among them being Lieutenant Devens.
    In the evening of the 23d we marched to the extreme left and threw up fortifications to protect the flank.
    June 24, returned to camp, where we remained doing fatigue duty until July 12.
    On the evening of the 12th we moved to the front to relieve a brigade in the breast-works. We lay here until July 21, when we were relieved, and returned to camp. The casualties from the 12th to the 21st were 2 men killed.
    We lay quiet until July 25, when we occupied the breast-

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