OR LI P1: Report of Colonel William A. Olmstead, Fifty-ninth New York Infantry, commanding brigade, of operations March 25, 1865

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 107)

Report of Colonel William A. Olmstead, Fifty-ninth New York Infantry, commanding brigade, of operations March 25.1

HDQRS. FIRST BRIG., SECOND DIV., 2nd ARMY CORPS,
March 27, 1865.

MAJOR: I have the honor to report the part taken by this brigade on the 25th of March, 1865:

The brigade struck tents at 7 a. m. and stacked arms in the breast-works. Remained in this position until 3 p. m. when we deployed and occupied the works of the Third Division, on our right, relieving part of the Third Brigade, Second Corps. At 6 p. m. the brigade was marched to the front and reported to General Humphreys, and on reporting was ordered to return and occupy the line of works we had vacated. Remained in the works until 4 a. m. March 26, 1865, when we moved to camp. There was no loss in the brigade in killed, wounded, or prisoners.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully,

WILLIAM A. OLMSTED.
Colonel Fifty-ninth New York Veteran Vols., Commanding Brigade

Major J. M. NORVELL,
Asst. Adjt. General, Second Division, Second Army Corps.

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Source:

  1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume LI, Part 1 (Serial Number 107), p. 306

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