Number 185. Report of Captain Thaddeus L. Barker, Thirty-Sixth Massachusetts Infantry, of operations July 30

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80)

No. 185. Report of Captain Thaddeus L. Barker, Thirty-sixth Massachusetts Infantry, of operations July 30.1

HDQRS. THIRTY-SIXTH MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS, Near Petersburg, Va., August 8, 1864.

CAPTAIN: In compliance with circular from headquarters First Brigade, Second Division, Ninth Army Corps, August 8, 1864, requesting a report of the part borne by this regiment in the action of 30th ultimo, I have the honor to report that the Thirty-sixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers was not relieved from duty in the front line of trenches, and therefore remained on duty in that line, stationed between the rail-

road and the right and the ravine ont he left. During the action 1 enlisted man was wounded by a shell from a rebel battery in our front. In the evening 1 enlisted man was killed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. L. BARKER,

Captain, Commanding Regiment.

Captain P. E. PECKHAM,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, 1st Brigadier, 2nd Div., 9th Army Corps.

Source:

  1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pages 550-551

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