Number 25. Report of Captain Oscar F. Hulser, Second New York Heavy Artillery, of operations August 13-20

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 87)

Numbers 25. Report of Captain Oscar F. Hulser, Second New York Heavy Artillery, of operations August 13-20.1

HEADQUARTERS SECOND NEW YORK ARTILLERY,
September 28, 1864.#

Report of the operations on the James River of Second New York Artillery, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel William Wilson, from the 13th to the 20th of August:

August 13 [12],left camp before Petersburg, marched to the neighborhood of City Point, and camped for the night. August 14 [13], embarked on transports. Steamed down and anchored in the river till night. Then sailed for and disembarked at Deep Bottom on the morning of the 15th [14th.]. In the forenoon advanced and engaged the enemy, who was found strongly intrenched, and drove them from part of their works, which we succeeded in holding, our loss in this fight being 3 commissioned officers wounded, 1 commissioned officer killed, 20 enlisted men wounded, 3 enlisted men killed, and 6 missing. 16th [15th], camped for some time

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#For portion of report here omitted, see Vol. XL, Part I, p. 341.

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in woods and at night [noon] advanced upon the New Market road about four miles, when the enemy was again found and engaged with, our force gradually falling back. 17th [16th], again advanced and fought the enemy, our loss being 16 enlisted men wounded, 3 enlisted men killed, and 11 missing. 18th, camped near New Market road and built breastworks. 19th [20th], returned to south side of the river, and marched to Petersburg. 20th [21st], arrived before Petersburg at old camp.

Recapitulation: Killed, 1 commissioned officer and 6 enlisted men; wounded, 3 commissioned officers and 36 enlisted men; missing, 17 enlisted men; total, 63.

O. F. HULSER,

Captain, Second New York Artillery, Commanding Regiment.

Source:

  1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), pages 266-267

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