Number 173. Petersburg Campaign Report of Captain Joseph H. Lawrence, Eighty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations December 7-12

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 87)

No. 173. Report of Captain Joseph H. Lawrence, Eighty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations December 7-12.1

HDQRS. EIGHTY-EIGHTH PENNSYLVANIA VET. VOLS.,
December 14, 1864.

I have the honor to report the following routine of this command during the late campaign:

First. Marched on the morning of 7th of December to Sussex Court-House, Va. Second. March resumed; regiment detailed as wagon guard; joined brigade at cross-roads; marched to railroad, sent out as pickets for the night 8th of December, 1864. Third. Marched; joined brigade; assisted in tearing up and destroying Weldon railroad. Evening, sent to front; remained one hour, December 9, 1864. Regiment sent out as flankers on right flank; was attacked; repulsed enemy without any loss; skirmishing all day, December 10, 1864. December 11, 1864, resumed the march to church; camped for the night. December 12, 1864, resumed the march to our present camp.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH H. LAWRENCE,

Captain, Commanding Regiment.

Captain F. H. COWDREY,

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 521

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