Congressional Edition Volume 3261

Congressional Edition Volume 3261

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...Capt. Jameit H. Hamlin, One hundred and forty-fifth Pennsylvania Infantry. Headquarters Iwtii Pennsylvania Volunteers, April 10, 18G5. Lieutenant: Pursuant to circular from headquarters Second Army Corps, of this date, I have the honor to forward the following report of the operations of this command from March 28 to April 10,1805: On the morning of the 2!)th of March the regiment broke camp, with the brigade, and took up a line of march to the left, striking the Yauglnm 48 --VOL. XLVI, PT I road. In this direction we proceeded as far as the Hargrave house, where we encamped for the night. The enemy had been found at this point. On the morning of the 30th a detachment of the command was placed on the skirmish line, in charge of Lieutenant Lee, who charged the enemy's front line, driving him out and occupying his works.. This position was held until the line of battle advanced, the Fifth Corps covering this ground.. On the 31st ultimo the regiment was detached for tho purpose of building a corduroy road, at which it was occupied until evening, when it joined the brigade at a position some miles to the left. Here bivouacked for the night. On the morning of April 1 we moved back to a line of works formerly occupied by the Fifth Corps, where we laid until evening, when we were advanced to another line of works thrown up by the same organization. Bivouacked. On the morning of the 2d were moved on the double-quick some distance to the left, and returned to the vicinity of the former position, the enemy having evacuated his works. An immediate pursuit was begun. He was found posted in a strong position on the South Side Railroad. At this point a train of the enemy's was discovered moving oil, whereon my command was detached in...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,406g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781600
  • 9781236781604