Number 177. Petersburg Campaign Reports of Lieutenant Colonel Horatio N. Warren, One hundred and forty-second Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations October 27-28 and December 7-12

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 87)

No. 177. Reports of Lieutenant Colonel Horatio N. Warren, One hundred and forty-second Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations October 27-28 and December 7-12.1

HDQRS. 142nd REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,
October 29, 1864.

SIR: In compliance with orders, I have the honor to report the part taken by my command in the recent operations.

Left camp at 5 a. m. on the 27th instant. At 11 a. m. same day, formed line on the woods a short distance beyond — saw-mill, right resting on — Creek. Advanced thorough the woods about one mile, driving the enemy’s skirmishers. Line halted here, and my regiment was ordered on picket for the night. Withdrew at dawn on the morning of the 28th instant to an open field on the opposite side of said creek. About 1 o’clock that day marched in the distance marched as flankers, arriving at our old camp in the works about 5 p. m. that day.

Casualties: 1 man killed, 1 man wounded, 1 man missing.

Respectfully submitted.

H. N. WARREN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Captain LAMBDIN,

Assist. Adjt. General, Third Brigadier, Third Div., Fifth Army Corps.
HDQRS. 142nd REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,
December 13, 1864.

SIR: In compliance with orders, I have the honor to report the part taken by my command in the recent operations in the direction of Belville [Belfield].

Left camp at daylight December 7 and marched nearly to Sussex Court-House and camped for the night. December 8, broke camp early and marched in the direction of the Weldon railroad. Halted about 2 p. m. near the road some distance below Stony Station until dark,

when we marched to and destroyed about one-eighth of a mile and rested for the night. December 9, about 9 a. m. marched in the direction of Belville [Belfield]; destroyed the railroad as we went. Part of the day my command picketed for the brigade while they were destroying the road. Camped that night near the railroad bridge over — Creek. December 10, marched toward Sussex Court-House, part of the time as flankers, and camped about four miles from there that night. December 11, marched all day, part of the time as flankers,and camped for the night a short distance this side of the Nottoway River. December 12, marched all day and arrived at our old camp about 5 p. m.

No casualties occurred during the march.

Respectfully submitted.

H. N. WARREN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.

Captain J. H. LAMBDIN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Third Brigadier, Third Div., Fifth Army Corps.

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 527-528

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