Report of Major John Beattie, One hundred and Sixty-Fourth New York Infantry, of Operations May 17-June 12.
Hdqrs. 164th Regiment New York Volunteers,
August 9, 1864.
In compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 209, headquarters Army of the Potomac, I have the honor to transmit the following report:
Joined the Army of the Potomac May 17, 1864. Participated in the assault of the 18th, losing 5 officers and 86 men, killed, wounded, and missing.
Participated in all the engagement and marches in which the Second Corps was engaged to the North Anna, at which place we, were engaged as support for Ricketts’ battery, building breast-works, skirmishing, and doing picket duty.
The withdrawal from the North Anna and the march across the Pamunkey was performed in good order and with very little straggling. From the 29th to the 1st of June we were employed building breast-works, skirmishing, and doing picket duty. The march to Cold Harbor was performed in good order, and without straggling. Participated in the assault of the 3rd of June, carried two heavy lines of rifle-pits, capturing in prisoners 1 officer and 45 men. In the engagement we lost 11 officers and 143 men killed, wounded, and missing. From June 3 to 12 we occupied the front and skirmish lines, and participated in repelling two severe attacks in our front, on the nights of the 3rd and 5th of June, in both of which our loss was 1 killed and 1 wounded.
Major, Commanding Regiment.
Captain William A. La Motte,