Number 88. Petersburg Campaign Reports of Lieutenant Colonel George Zinn, Eighty-Fourth Pennsylvania Infantry

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80)

Numbers 88. Reports of Lieutenant Colonel George Zinn, Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania Infantry.1

HDQRS. EIGHTY-FOURTH Regiment PENNSYLVANIA VOLS., August 7, 1864.

SIR: *

FIFTH EPOCH.

[June] 12th to 15th, marched to and across the James River, crossing the Chickahominy at Long Bridge and the James at Wilcox’s Landing. 15th, marched to the outer line of the enemy’s works in front of Petersburg, which had this day, been carried by the colored troops; took position on the left of the Eighteenth Corps. 16th and 21st, was engaged with the enemy, losing 2 officers and 23 enlisted men-3 enlisted men were killed and 2 commissioned officers and 20 enlisted men wounded. 21st to 26th, was lying in front of Petersburg, engaged in picket and fatigue duty. July 26, marched toward the James River, crossing the Appomattox at Point of Rocks and the James at Deep Bottom. Skirmished with the enemy on the 27th and 28th; recrossed the James on the evening of the 28th, and the Appomattox the same night. Relieved the Eighteenth Corps on the 29th, and was relieved by the Eighteenth Corps on the night of the 30th, and returned to our old camp.

Total loss, 9 commissioned officers and 136 enlisted men-8 commissioned officers wounded, 1 commissioned officer missing, 21 enlisted men killed, 112 enlisted men wounded, and 3 enlisted men missing.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEORGE ZINN,

Lieutenant Colonel Eighty-fourth Regiment Pennsylvania Vols., Commanding Regiment

Captain F. E. MARBLE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Brigade.

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*For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 3 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p. 506.

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HDQRS. EIGHTY-FOURTH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS, September 25, 1864.

SIR: In compliance with circular of the 24th instant, I have the honor to submit the following statement of the part taken by this command from the 26th to the 31st of July, 1864, inclusive:

About 5 o’clock on the afternoon of the 26th this regiment, in conjunction with the Second Brigade, took our line of march from camp on the left of the army in front of Petersburg, Va., for the north bank of the James River. Crossed the Appomattox River at Point of Rocks about 1 a. m. on the 27th, and the James at Deep Bottom at daybreak. Here we formed line of battle and advanced about one mile and a half in a northeasterly direction, where we halted and remained during the night. On the morning of the 28th moved a short distance to the left and threw up breast-works. About dark we withdrew, recrossed the James, and marched toward the left of our lines, halting in rear of the Eighteenth Corps about sunrise on the morning of the 29th. At dark we advanced to and occupied the front line of works, relieving a part of the Eighteenth Corps. Remained here until the evening of the 30th, when we were relieved, and marched to our old camp, arriving there on the morning of the 31st.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEORGE ZINN,

Lieutenant Colonel Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania Vols., Commanding Regiment.

Captain J. B. TEN EYCK,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Brigade.

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 406-407

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