Number 187. Report of Colonel John Fisk, Second New York Mounted Rifles (dismounted), of operations July 30

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80)

No. 187. Report of Colonel John Fisk, Second New York Mounted Rifles (dismounted), of operations July 30.1

HDQRS. SECOND MOUNTED RIFLES NEW YORK VOLS.,
Before Petersburg, Va., August 7, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to present the following report of the participation of the Second Regiment New York Mounted Rifles in the engagement of July 30:

At the time mine was sprung the regiment, having been relieved late in the evening before from picket duty, were lying under arms in the woods in rear of our works. Soon after the springing of the mine we were ordered into our front line of works to the right of the fort recently blown up. Soon after attaining our position in line a charge was ordered, which order was promptly obeyed. Our regiment was formed left in front and occupied the extreme right of the charging column. We advanced and captured the rifle-pits in front of the about 3.30 p.m. Our loss during [the day] was 10 men killed, 31 wounded, and 7 missing.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully,

JOHN FISK,

Colonel, Commanding Regiment.

Captain PECKHAM,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, First Brigadier, Second Div., Ninth 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), page 552

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