Number 143. Petersburg Campaign Report of Lieutenant Robert E. Rogers, Battery B, First New York Light Artillery

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80)

Numbers 143. Report of Lieutenant Robert E. Rogers, Battery B, First New York Light Artillery.1

HDQRS. BATTERY B, FIRST NEW YORK LIGHT ARTY.,
August 10, 1864.

SIR: *

FIFTH EPOCH.

Broke camp on the 11th and marched five miles to near York River railroad. Marched to the Chickahominy on the 12th; crossed on the morning of the 13th. Moved out two miles and remained in the harness during then day. Marched at 7 p.m. twelve miles and camped, Marched at 7 a.m. on the 14th to Charles City Court-House and camped. Where we remained until the morning of the 16th, when we crossed the James River and marched to the front of Petersburg, arriving at 4 a.m. on the 17th. Remained in harness until 8 a.m. on the 18th, when

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* For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 11, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.648.

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battery took position and fired 161 rounds. Private Flynn slightly wounded. Remained in same position until the night of the 13th of July, firing during the time 160 rounds with no other casualties. Battery went into position in the new line of works on the night of the 13th. Fired from the position taken on the 13th, up to the 30th, seventy-three rounds. No casualties. Fired during the assault on the enemy’s works on the 30th 370 rounds; no casualties.

I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. ROGERS,

First Lieutenant Commanding Battery B, First New York Artillery.

ASST. ADJT. General, ARTILLERY Brigadier, FIFTH 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 485-486

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