Number 300. Report of Colonel James R. Hagood, First South Carolina Infantry

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80)

Numbers 300. Report of Colonel James R. Hagood, First South Carolina Infantry.1

HEADQUARTERS FIRST SOUTH CAROLINA INFANTRY, December 20, 1864.

CAPTAIN: +

On the 14th [June] we crossed to the south side, and on the 15th engaged the enemy at Bermuda Hundred, driving him from a position he occupied on Walthall Creek.

On June 18 we arrived at Petersburg, and were put in trenches on the Baxter road. From this time until July 21 we were constantly on duty and under fire.

My loss from the enemy’s sharpshooters amounted to 2 officers killed and 1 wounded and 4 men killed and 10 wounded.

July 21 [29], we were transferred back to the north side to the neighborhood of Deep Bottom. We occupied a line the left extremity of which rested on New Market Heights.*

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAMES R. HAGOOD,

Colonel, Commanding.

Captain A. C. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*For continuation of report, see Vol. XLII, Part I.

+For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 6 to June 13, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p. 1068.

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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 767

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