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Adjutant and Inspector General Reports

1864 Report

Appendix F

Extract from Report of Brig. General E. D. Keyes,
Commanding Fourth Army Corps.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
New Kent Court-House, Va., May 14, 1862.
Brig. Gen. S. WILLIAMS,
Adj't. Gen, Army of the Potomac

SIR: I have the honor to report the operation of the 4th Corps in the battle of Williamsburg on the 5th of May:
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Brig. Gen. Brooks' brigade, of Smith's division, having bivouaced near the enemy, occupied a portion of the front during the action, and was in support of Mott's battery, which was placed in a position to enfilade a field battery sent by the enemy to harass Gen. Hancock's position. In the afternoon Brooks was ordered by Gen. Sumner to reinforce Hancock, but after proceeding nearly a mile the order was countermanded, and he returned.
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I remain, very respectfully,
your obedient servant,
E. D. KEYES,
Brig. Gen., Commanding 4th Corps.

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