Number 44. Petersburg Campaign Report of Captain John B. Geddis, One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth New York Infantry

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80)

No. 44. Report of Captain John B. Geddis, One hundred and twenty-sixth New York Infantry.1

HEADQUARTERS 126TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS, October 13, 1864.

SIR: +

Fifth. Crossed the Chickahominy June 13 and the James the morning of the 15th. Marched to the front of Petersburg; participated in the charge on the enemy’s works June 16, sustaining a loss of 5 officers and 12 men killed and wounded, and were engaged June 21 and 22 in our unsuccessful attempt to advance the lines on the extreme left. The regiment was also at Deep Bottom July 27, 28, and 29, but met with no losses at this place.

Respectfully submitted.

JOHN B. GEDDIS,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.

Lieutenant GEORGE MITCHELL, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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+ For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.406.

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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), page 353

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