Number 161. Petersburg Campaign Report of Major Charles Burgess, Ninth New York Heavy Artillery, of operations June 12-July 7

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80)

No. 161. Report of Major Charles Burgess, Ninth New York Heavy Artillery, of operations June 12-July 7.1

HEADQUARTERS NINTH NEW YORK HEAVY ARTILLERY, September 8, 1864.

LIEUTENANT:*

The regiment continued on duty here and marched with the brigade on the 12th instant [June] from Cold Harbor across the Chickahominy, via Jones’ Bridge, arriving at the James on the 15th. On the 17th the regiment embarked on board transports for Bermuda Hundred, arriving there on the 18th. On the 19th they marched to the works in front of Petersburg, and on the 21st moved with the corps to the left flank of Petersburg, and on the 21st moved with the corps to the left flank of the army. On the 23rd they participated in the action and charged on the enemy at Williams’ plantation. They lay encamped here until the 30th [29th], when they moved the corps to Reams’ Station, returning on the 2nd of July to Williams’ plantation, where they lay until the 6th instant, when they moved to City Point, and on the 7th embarked from City Point for Baltimore.

In submitting the above report, I cannot vouch for the dates of the several movements, Colonel Seward being in command of the regiment and having all the memoranda in his possession.

I am, lieutenant, respectfully, your obedient servant,
CHAS. BURGESS,

Major, Commanding Regiment Ninth New York Artillery.

Lieutenant J. A. GUMP,

Actq. Asst. Adjt. General,2nd Brigadier,3rd Div.,6th Army Corps.

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*For portion of report [here omitted] covering operations from May 26 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.740.

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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 509

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