Number 216. Report of Captain Ezekiel R. Mayo, Third Maine Battery, of operations July 30

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80)

No. 216. Report of Captain Ezekiel R. Mayo, Third Maine Battery, of operations July 30.1

HEADQUARTERS THIRD MAINE BATTERY, Before Petersburg, Va., August 3, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report the following operations of this battery during the engagements last Saturday [July 30]:

Opened with two sections in position to the right of Captain Roemer’s battery, on the enemy’s rifle-pits to the left of the crater, with apparently

very good effect; also opened with one section, in position to the left of Captain Roemer’s battery, on the enemy’s fort or battery to the left of the main (Jordan) road, with good effect. The enemy’s port-holes were soon so much damaged that he ceased his fire, and apparently withdrew his pieces. Observed the enemy open from a battery on the crest of the hill near some old chimneys. Immediately directed fire of the two sections on the right of Captain R[oemer]’s battery against him, compelling him to change his position, first to the right behind a barn or shed, then again farther to the left, out of our range; also directed the fire of all my guns which could be brought to bear against the enemy’s charging party about noon.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. R. MAYO,

Captain, Commanding Third Battery Maine Volunteers.

Lieutenant Colonel J. A. MONROE,

Chief of Artillery, Ninth Army Corps.

[Indorsement.]
HEADQUARTERS THIRD MAINE BATTERY, Before Petersburg, Va., August 5, 1864.

Chief of Artillery, Ninth Army Corps:

SIR: This report was sent to division headquarters on the morning of the 3rd instant.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. R. MAYO.

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 601-602

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