OR XL P1 #37: Report of Captain I. Hart Wilder (of 126th NY), 57th NY, June 16-July 30, 1864

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80)

No. 37.

Report of Captain I. Hart Wilder, One hundred and twenty-sixth New York Infantry, commanding Fifty-seventh New York Infantry, of operations June 17-July 30.1

HDQRS. FIFTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT NEW YORK VOLS.,
October 12, 1864.

Sir:+

The regiment was next engaged June 16 in a charge upon the enemy’s works before Petersburg, Va. In this charge the regiment lost 10 offi-

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+ For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 3 to June 8, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p. 402.

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cers out of 12. The regiment was also engaged on the 17th, 21st, and 22nd of June, losing in all about 55 men in killed, wounded, and missing.

The regiment marched to Deep Bottom July 26, but was not engaged.

Marched back to before Petersburg July 30, 1864.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

I. H. WILDER,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.

Lieutenant GEORGE MITCHELL,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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 347-348

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