Number 134. Petersburg Campaign Report of Major George W. Jones, One hundred and fiftieth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations August 18-21

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 87)

Numbers 134. Report of Major George W. Jones, One hundred and fiftieth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations August 18-21.1

HDQRS. 150TH REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,
August 27, 1864.

In compliance with circular from First Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps headquarters, of the present date, I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken in the recent operations since the 18th of the present month:

Broke camp on the morning of the 18th; marched to the vicinity of the Gurley house, where I deployed my regiment as skirmishers under order from Colonel Tilton, commanding brigade, and moved forward. Had not advanced but a short distance until I encountered the enemy’s pickets, who I succeeded in deriving in, capturing 15 or 20 and wounding 2 of them. Continued advancing without position until about 500 yards beyond the railroad, where I formed a line parallel with the railroad, my right connecting with the Maryland Brigade, of the Second Division, and my left with the Thirty-second Massachusetts. remained on picket until 3 p. m. of the 19th, when I was relieved and ordered to join the brigade in the works about two hours the brigade was ordered to the support of the Second Division, I taking my position in the line; remained under arms until about 11 a. m. of the 20th, when we were ordered to our old position in the works. Participated in the repulse of the enemy on the morning of the 21st, and in the evening was moved to our present position, and constructed the works we now occupy.

Very respectfully, &c.,

G. W. JONES,

Major 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Commanding Regiment.

Captain JOHN E. PARSONS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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), page 465

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