Report of Col. Henry W. Brown, Third New Jersey Infantry, of operations June 27—July 7.
HDQRS. THIRD REGIMENT NEW JERSEY VOLUNTEERS, July 17, 1862.
SIR: In accordance with circular issued from your headquarters July 16, 1862, I have the honor to submit the following synopsis of our movements since the action at Gaines’ Mill:
Directly after the battle we returned to camp near Fair Oaks; remained there until the morning of the 28th.
On the night of the 28th marched a distance of 8 miles; halted until morning; took up the march for Savage Station; halted here for breakfast; started in a few hours for Peach Orchard; here encamped for the night.
On the morning of the 30th (Monday) marched to the woods on the left of the Charles City road. In the evening were ordered to the sup-port of General Kearny’s division. Took position on the left of the Third Regiment somewhat in advance of the other regiments of the brigade. Midnight of the 30th moved on to Malvern Hill.
Left the hill about 10.30 a. m. July 1 and encamped about 3 miles from the hill. In the afternoon broke camp; were ordered to the woods on the left, and there threw up breastworks of logs, prepared to meet the enemy. Midnight again of July 1 took up the line of march for Harrison’s Landing arrived there on the morning of July 2.
About 10.30 a. m. on the morning of the 7th moved from our encampment near the landing to our present position.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. W. BROWN,
Brig. Gen. GEORGE. TAYLOR