Number 237. Report of Captain Thomas W. Moffitt, Third Indiana Cavalry, of operations June 22 – July 2.

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80)

No. 237. Report of Captain Thomas W. Moffitt, Third Indiana Cavalry, of operations June 22 – July 2.1

HEADQUARTERS THIRD INDIANA CAVALRY, July 3, 1864.

ADJUTANT: I have the honor to report the action of the command on the late raid, as follows:

I started out on the 22nd ultimo near the rear of the command. Nothing occurred to attract my attention until the evening of the 23d, when

my regiment was in advance, when we came on the enemy in force stationed on the railroad near Dinwiddie Court-House. Fought them until dark, when we withdrew and marched to Meherrin Station, on the Danville railroad. From here we marched down the railroad, destroying it as we went, until the night of the 26th, when we were in the rear. The enemy coming on us, we made a stand, supported by the Eighth New York, held them until daylight, when we withdrew and brought up the rear to Roanoke Station. From here we marched unmolested to Flat Rock, when we took the advance and came in contact with the enemy at Stony Creek. Fought them all night, and in the morning withdrew from their front and marched to or near Reams’ Station, the regiment being somewhat scattered, as the brigade was cut off. Nothing more of importance occurred on our part during the raid, which ended on the 2nd of July.

I have the honor to be, your most obedient servant,

T. W. MOFFITT,

Captain, Commanding Third Indiana Cavalry.

Lieutenant G. S. TAYLOR,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Second Brigadier, Third Cavalry Division.

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 647-648

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